M.Ed Art Therapist, ATR
Individual and Group Art Therapy
Medical Art Therapy
Youth and Adolescents
Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness-based Art Therapy
Long-term brain disorders, dementia, Alzheimer's, and memory loss
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive, developmental, and intellectual disabilities
Erin received her BS in Psychology and 2D Design from Central Michigan University, and M.Ed from Wayne State University in Art Therapy.
She currently works as a medical art therapist at Karmanos Cancer Treatment center, primarily helping patients with stress reduction and coping with chronic illness. Using mindfulness-art based practices to provide group and individual art therapy sessions for patients, caregivers, and children. Erin also has experience in working with children for bereavement. Prior to working at Karmanos, she worked with children with autism, adults with cognitive disabilities, and seniors.
Erins beliefs on art therapy are based on a cooperative relationship between the client and the art therapist where trust, acceptance, and openness are brought together to bring about a positive and fulfilling experience. As an art therapist, her hopes are to guide the client through the expression of art to meet their individual needs and promote personal growth.
Art making has been a way to honor experiences and give voice to that which is not easily described with words. Art Therapy, like other forms of counseling and psychotherapy, describes a growth process in which you, the client, seek new awareness and change by studying your own behavior, lifestyle, values, beliefs and relationships. Erin practices art therapy from an integrative perspective (primarily person-centered & cognitive behavioral), inviting you to consider all aspects of yourself: mind, body, and spirit.
Erin has a twin brother. She loves nature and spending time with her puppy.