MA, ATR-BC, LPC(MO), LCPC(IL), & ICDVP
Tammy is an art therapist with children in domestic violence and is passionate about working with children who have experienced trauma. With a background in art education, Tammy has a love of the educational process which includes continual learning and providing supervision to new professionals. Tammy enjoys networking and supporting local art therapy through her role in MATA. Her favorite art processes include fibers/ sewing, photography, and wood working.
Vice President, Governmental Affairs Chair
Ali is an art therapist who currently provides crisis counseling to those experiencing acute mental health concerns. She also designs websites for mental health professionals, and is in the beginning stages of developing her own private practice. Ali firmly believes in advocacy and developing a strong sense of agency in current and future art therapists. When enjoying her other self, Ali creates costumes, designs memes, a seeks a good brunch.
MA, PLPC, ATR
Katie graduated in 2016 from SIUE and is currently working towards her LPC under supervision. Through her position with St. Louis City and County for Family Forward, she provides in-home art therapy for individuals and families facing barriers to self-sufficiency and sustainability. She also works part-time with other organizations supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in identifying and developing their creative voice.
Veronica is an art therapist working in a residential treatment center for persons affected by eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health symptoms. Veronica brings both intersectional feminist and attachment-based lenses to her work as an art therapist. Veronica is passionate about visibility and inclusivity for traditionally marginalized groups, internet memes, Cuban food, and traveling. As an artist Veronica enjoys working with plaster, drawing and painting, sewing and fiber work, and writing. Veronica enjoys public speaking, especially about things that are important to her, and being connected to others.
ATR-BC, LCPC (IL)
Laura is an art therapist in a residential treatment setting working with youth with intellectual disabilities. She provides individual, group, and family art therapy to help youth heal issues of past trauma and attachment to support youth in transition to less restrictive environments. She graduated from SIUE's Art Therapy Counseling Program in 2014, and recently became licensed in Illinois. Her interests include: community art making, digital art, biking, and comic books.
MA, LPC (IL)
Lisa is a Staff Counselor & Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator with SIUE's Counseling Services. She graduated from SIUE's Art Therapy Counseling Program in 2014, and has specialized in work with college students clinically and non-clinically since 1990. Lisa provides art therapy & psychotherapy for individuals and groups for students experiencing a variety of concerns. Her work is informed by her graduate training and ongoing development as a clinician utilizing best practices for college student populations. Lisa enjoys art-making using textiles (especially being relatively new to crochet!), drawing, painting and ceramics.
Community Outreach Chair
Do you always find yourself networking and connecting people? This could be the position for you!
Are you great at bringing people together for a cause AND raising money while doing it? Think about fundraising for MATA!
Do you love event planning and always seem to have ideas? Programming would be right up your alley!