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Elise McCarter, MS, ATR-P

Elise

Elise McCarter, MS, ATR-P

Therapist | [email protected]

Hello, I’m Elise McCarter, and I am excited to join the Marvelous Minds team! I hold a Master’s degree in art therapy, with an emphasis in counseling, from Mount Mary University. As a practicing art therapist, I am aware that communication is not always an easy process, especially for some of our younger clients. The use of art therapy allows clients to express their feelings and emotions, all without the use of words, making it a powerful and therapeutic process for the individual. 

I have over five years’ experience working with all age groups. Most recently, I have been providing art therapy services at a school for students on the autism spectrum. Other populations I have experience with include those with a history of trauma, clients experiencing anxiety/depression, grief, and self-harm. As your therapist, it is my goal to give you the tools and support you need throughout your therapy journey.

I practice a person-centered, holistic approach that revolves around mindfulness activities and grounding exercises which recognize the individual needs and strengths of each person. Clients are encouraged to build upon the skills they have obtained in therapy to help meet their personal goals. While I am well versed in a large range of art mediums, my specialties include oil pastel, charcoal, paint, and clay. Together we will home in on the best therapeutic approach to target and meet your specific needs. It is extremely important to me that I build a strong and comfortable space for all my clients. To do so we will go at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Thank you, and I am ready to create some art with you soon!