TAYLOR BEARDSALL, ATR-BC

Board Certified Art Therapist, M.Ed, RYT-200 Concentration in Yoga Therapeutics, YogaCalm Youth Yoga Certified Instructor

Art Therapist Taylor Beardsall
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Taylor Teaching Yoga
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Art Therapist Taylor Beardsall

Services

  • Individual and Group Art Therapy

  • Life Coaching: Expressive Art, Wellness, and Success

  • Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Eco-Art therapy
     

Clinical Specialties

  • Mindfulness

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Eating Disorder Recovery

  • Substance Abuse Recovery

  • Adolescents and Youth

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Cognitive, developmental, and intellectual disabilities
     

Education

Taylor is a Board Certified Art Therapist. She received her BA in Arts and Humanities from Michigan State University, and her M.Ed from Wayne State University in Art Therapy. Additionally, she is a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour yoga teacher and received her Concentration in Yoga Therapeutics from YogaMedics. She received additional training and certification as a trauma-informed youth yoga instructor through YogaCalm.

She also is a trained Life Coach through the Life Purpose Institute.

Experience

Taylor currently provides individual private art therapy and yoga services. She also currently facilitates group and individual art therapy at the Center for Eating Disorder Recovery and Support. Taylor provides expressive art, yoga and mindfulness sessions through the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation at Havenwyck Psychiatric Hospital and Madison Heights Schools. Through partnership with the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, she provides yoga, mindfulness, and expressive arts services in West Bloomfield Schools. She teaches private restorative yoga in individuals homes. Taylor is an assistant director of the Camp Kulabunga program, coordinating and planning wellness retreats and services.

 

She has worked in a variety of health care settings providing both art therapy and yoga including with inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment at Common Ground. Taylor has worked with People with Disabilities through JARC. She also worked at Common Ground's youth program, The Sanctuary, providing art therapy and yoga services with runaway and homeless youth. She provided group art therapy and restorative yoga at CareFirst Rehabilitation Center with individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Additionally, she has taught yoga through fitness centers, gyms, studios, and at retreats.

Philosophy

As an art therapist and yoga instructor, Taylor approaches both practices with an open mind, open heart, and sense of acceptance toward all individuals. In art therapy she utilizes tenets of mindfulness, as well as a humanistic and positive psychology approach. Through these approaches, she accompanies participants as a non-judgmental, fully present, and supportive facilitator on their journey of using art-making for healing. She facilitates sessions in which clients use the creative process to make meaning of life experiences, and to consciously focus on positive qualities, resources and personal strength. In her art therapy sessions, I provide a safe space for creative exploration, self-trust, and self-love. She encourages individuals to trust their intuitive creativity and express what they need using the therapeutic art-making process.

Fun Fact

Taylor has a collection of miniatures, and loves anything that is mini. She loves gardening, paddle-boarding, and spending time with her puppy.