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Carrie Cottone portrait

Carrie Cottone, MA, ATR-BC, PhD

Carrie Cottone photo interacting with people doing art


Carrie Cottone (she/her) is a board-certified, registered art therapist.  She is currently a PhD candidate in Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies PhD graduate Program. Her dissertation research focuses on art therapy with young individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD). She received her master’s degree from Drexel University’s Creative Arts in Therapy Program in 2008. Whether working in individual or group settings, Carrie is passionate about helping families as they meet the unpredictable challenges in life. She has several years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with acute/chronic illnesses and their family members. She also has helped children and adolescents coping with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, ADHD, trauma, anger, social issues, trouble with transitioning, low self-esteem, and bullying. Additionally, Carrie has experience working with adults diagnosed with neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia) and their family members. Through her warm and always empathetic approach, Carrie provides a creative and safe space for anyone to feel comfortable conveying their thoughts and emotions. 


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