Anna is an open-minded practitioner who believes in the healing power of artmaking and encourages growth through reflection throughout the therapeutic process. They came to the field to learn more about how humans can heal themselves through creation while on their own journey of self-discovery. Their approach to art therapy is person-centered, integrating psychodynamic practices with mindfulness and body-conscious interventions related to CBT and DBT, as they guide people through meaningful artmaking experiences. Previously they have worked at special education schools with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and provided individual and group sessions for adults dealing with depression and anxiety. They also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. They encourage clients to affirm their identities, explore their behaviors, and achieve personal goals without fear or judgment in a safe space created together.
Anna graduated from The New School right at the start of the pandemic, when they witnessed the healing power of artmaking firsthand. They studied Art Therapy at New York University, where they obtained their master's degree in Art Therapy with an emphasis on trauma work, and learned how to use art as a form of connecting with others and the self.