Intern art therapist

Meet Emma! (she/her)

Specializing in LGBTQIA+ issues, OCD, anxiety, depression, and life transitions.

Currently accepting clients for August 2024 start @ Brighton. $40 self-pay rate.

I chose to pursue art therapy as a career because of my firsthand experience as a young person dealing with various mental health struggles. Art therapy was pivotal in my own healing journey, and I am passionate about helping others achieve similar breakthroughs. My focus as a therapist lies in helping creative individuals who are striving to better understand themselves and manage the challenges that come with anxiety, depression, and living inauthentically.

I am committed to working with clients who are navigating the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood. I believe in a multifaceted and integrative method that allows me to create personalized interventions that not only meet your specific needs and goals but foster an empathetic and trusting relationship within a supportive environment. I aim to empower you to take an active role in your treatment through action oriented and insight-focused approaches. Using aspects of CBT we can work together to identify and reframe negative thought patterns that keep you stuck in cycles of anxiety and depression. Guided mediations and other grounding exercises will lead to an improved sense of calm. Evaluation and exploration of your personal values will help you develop a road map for the next steps to take in life. Of course, intertwined with most or all of the psychotherapy philosophies that I practice, the inherent therapeutic element of art making will be utilized to serve as a nonthreatening, nonverbal outlet for emotional expression. I am honored to support you every step of the way. If you are ready to start this journey, feel free to reach out. Let’s work together to create a life where you feel more at peace, empowered, and authentically yourself.

  • Are your worries and anxious thoughts making it difficult for you to relax and enjoy life?
  • Do you wish you had more effective coping skills when you get overwhelmed?
  • Are you curious about yourself and want to understand your feelings on a deeper level?
  • Do you feel lost or disconnected from yourself or others?
  • Have you been questioning your gender and/or sexuality, and are in need of a supportive and safe place for exploration?

If the answer to many of these is yes, please reach out to see how I can help. You can email me below or give me a call at 585-430-9877 x712.

Emma Annable is a second-year graduate student at Nazareth College working on a master’s degree in creative arts therapy.  They are under supervision by Kit Shulman, LCAT.

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” 

j. harnisch

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