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TAYLOR BEARDSALL (she/her) ATR-BC, M.Ed, CLC

Board Certified Art Therapist, M.Ed, Certified Life Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher

Supervisor for Art Therapists

RYT-200 Concentration in Yoga Therapeutics, YogaCalm Youth Yoga Certified Instructor

 

Services

Individual and Group Art Therapy + Coaching

Offering in-person and Virtual Art Therapy

 Are you seeking clarity and direction but don't know where to start?
  Do you have a little voice inside wanting to express and create,
but unsure where to begin?
  Craving a life that is in alignment with your dreams and authentic self,

but feel stifled by anxiety and self-doubt?
In my sessions I help people move past blocks and get more connected to who they truly are, what they really desire and need. This process can help you gain the confidence and self-assurance to take the next right step for yourself. In these sessions, I utilize tools of art therapy, coaching, and mindfulness to help you move the needle toward your desired life.
 These sessions support emotional expression, processing
life experiences, self-esteem, and more. Sessions are tailored specifically to clients goals and needs.

Supervision for Art therapists

As a Board Certified Art Therapist, I am provide Individual and group supervision for art therapists seeking their ATR certification through the American Art Therapy Association

I regularly combine a mix of art therapy and life coaching with my clients. This unique combination and service offering provides a holistic approach to help individuals process their past, get clarity on their present, and lay the groundwork to thrive in their future.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS / ART THERAPY CONSULTING

Interested in bringing an art therapy/expressive arts workshop, programming, or services to your organization? I provide consulting services to help formulate and plan service offerings to meet your organizations goals. These offerings are rooted in ethics, dynamism, creativity, and engagement.

Clinical Specialties

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma

  • Internal Family Systems Approach

  • Eating Disorder Recovery

  • Substance Use Disorder Recovery

  • Caregiver burnout

  • Grief and loss

  • Self-esteem/self-worth

  • Mindfulness

  • Eco-Art therapy

  • Motherhood / Parenthood / TTC / PPD / PPA
     

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 certified Life Coach through the Life Purpose Institute.

Experience

Taylor currently provides individual private, family, and group art therapy at Solstice.
She also currently facilitates group art therapy for individuals in Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery. Taylor provides expressive art, yoga and mindfulness sessions in collaboration with the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition for youth. 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. She has provided art therapy at the Center for Eating Disorder Recovery and Support. 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.

Schedule A Consultation with Taylor

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