Kristen Rashid, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Kristen Rashid is a registered and board certified art therapist, holding a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. She has experience providing art therapy services for children and youth of all ages in a variety of outpatient and school-based settings, and for adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She meets clients where they are developmentally and emotionally, and facilitates their engagement in the creative process of making art as a way to express and understand their feelings, and develop and practice coping and problem solving skills. Through this process, she supports her clients in navigating through a range of issues including anxiety, adjustments, grief/loss, behavior difficulties, depression, and anger. She offers art therapy for individual children and their families, for adults, and for small groups, as well as clinical supervision for student art therapists.
Kristen also holds a BFA from The University of the Arts with a degree in Graphic Design and Book Arts, and has taught bookmaking workshops and classes for children and adults. Her bookmaking experience has influenced her work as an art therapist as she has guided clients to explore the narratives and symbolism in the images they create, and to tell stories through sequences of images that help bring about healthy change in their emotional landscapes.