Emma earned her Master of Science in Art Therapy at Florida State University whilst applying her skills at a correctional institution. Having served as Treasurer for their university's Student Art Therapy Association, their commitment to fostering a supportive community is evident. Their journey includes crafting and delivering art-focused programs within museum education, emphasizing art's role in self-exploration, emotional processing, and social justice.
With a background encompassing a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, coupled with a psychology minor from Austin Community College, this therapist offers a holistic approach. Through the synergy of art and psychology, they guide clients on a transformative path of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. Supervised by Andrea Davis LPC-AT-S, ATR-BC, ATCS
Melissa is a dedicated mental health counselor with clinical training in play and activity therapy, expressive arts, and group therapy. She earned her Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Sociology and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Methodist University. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor under the supervision of Andrea Davis ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC-AT-S.
Melissa's therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that each client is unique, and she tailors her treatment plans to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual. Her training in play and activity therapy, expressive arts, and group therapy allows her to provide a wide range of therapeutic modalities to her clients.
When she is not counseling, Melissa enjoys roller skating, making Spotify playlists, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Her creative hobbies provide her with an outlet for self-expression and a chance to recharge her batteries. Melissa's commitment to her clients and her passion for the field of mental health counseling make her a valuable member of the Davis Art Therapy and Counseling team.
Andrea has over 18 years of experience in the field of art therapy and counseling. She is a graduate of the University of Dallas Constantine College and the University of West Georgia, with a focus on Phenomenology and Humanistic Psychology, respectively . Andrea completed post graduate studies at the Art Therapy Institute.
Andrea is committed to providing compassionate care and support to individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD. She believes that art therapy is a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. Andrea's expertise in the field of art therapy has made her a respected leader and sought-after clinician.
In addition to her clinical work, Andrea provides supervision for both Art Therapy Provisional (ATR-P) and LPC Associates. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others in the field of mental health counseling, and is committed to helping train the next generation of art therapists.
Andrea's passion for helping others and her commitment to the field of art therapy have made her a driving force in the mental health community. She is a the founder of Dallas Art Therapy and Davis Art Therapy and Counseling., Her leadership has helped to shape the center into a trusted and respected resource for individuals seeking compassionate care and support.
Roma is a seven-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who has earned her Canine Good Citizen Certificate and works as a therapy dog. She has a natural talent for providing comfort and support to those in need and has become a beloved member of the therapy team. Roma is highly trained and has a gentle demeanor that makes her a perfect fit for her job. In her free time, she loves to play fetch and cuddle with her family. Roma has touched the hearts of many and continues to make a positive impact in the lives of those she meets.
We work with Dallas Art Therapy to provide FREE access to care in the form of group art therapy and individual counseling. Visit their website to learn more about groups for teens and adults or to submit an application for therapy funding..