CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY: Art & Music Psychotherapy

what we offer, why choose spotted rabbit

“The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.” -r. sutherland


Sarah Beren, LCAT offers a unique experiential therapy experience that includes art-making, CBT and DBT principles, mindfulness practice, and a focus on developing a sense of purpose and meaning in life. Sarah welcomes clients who may prefer to work in less traditional media such as wood working, ceramics, mixed-media and fiber arts.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Developmental Disorders & Autism
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Obesity and Compulsive Overeating
  • Trauma Work / Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Severe Mental Illness – bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorders

Mark Rodgers, MS, Limited Permit in Creative Arts Therapy works in an art-based setting to help individuals take a mindful approach to their well-being. By addressing maladaptive coping skills using elements of CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) stimuli and consequences can be identified and explored. Mark welcomes clients who prefer traditional visual arts media, as well as those with an interest in woodworking.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Children & Adolescents
  • Trauma Work / Grief & Loss
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting & Family Therapy

Emily Silco, Board Certified Music Therapist uses music as a therapeutic means in a holistic, client-centered approach to help individuals achieve health and wellness. She encourages self-expression to work towards a higher quality of life through passive and active music activities, principles of CBT, and mindfulness practices. Emily welcomes clients, with musical and non-musical backgrounds, who enjoy playing, creating, and listening to music.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Developmental Disorders
  • Medical Issues & Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders – Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Complex Trauma/Grief & Loss
  • Severe Mental Illness – Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders



It’s quick and simple to get set up with art or music therapy services at Spotted Rabbit. No referral process is needed. Just contact us to schedule an appointment. We typically have same week availability.

Before you come to your first appointment we ask that you review our office policies and complete our “new client packet” which you can download here.

OPWDD Waiver

Did you know OPWDD self-determination plans can cover clinical services like art & music therapy? And that Spotted Rabbit accepts the Medicaid reimbursement rate? We can even bill your FI agency directly!

Review our handy checklist for initiating art and music therapy services through your self-determination plan or contact us for more information.

Contract Opportunities

Spotted Rabbit partners with other agencies and facilities to provide group art and music therapy services. Groups love coming to our studio where they have access to all types of art making materials and are free to be as messy as they like. We also welcome opportunities to assist with grant writing in order to provide our services to those that need them most. Contact Sarah for details.