Elizabeth Dumke, MS, LPCC, ATR; Nathaniel Shields, MA, LPCC, ATR; Erica Golofski, MA, LPCC, ATR-P; Naysha Stone, LPCC, ATR, LADC; Bre Reed, MA, LPCC, ATR
This training will: Describe what art therapy is and what it is not. Detail the limits, boundaries, and ethical implications of art therapy. Discuss the different approaches within the field and the history of the art therapy movement. Review the training that goes into art therapy, and how it’s different from other mental health professions. Discuss how mental health professionals can use art in a therapeutic environment. Illustrate ethical implications of utilizing art materials in therapy, and examples of the benefits. Discuss use of materials, how to engage a client in art making, and how to make an appropriate referral.
Elizabeth Dumke, MS, LPCC, ATR
Received her Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling at Eastern Virginia Medical School and graduated in May of 2018. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of settings utilizing art therapy including hospitals, schools, partial hospitalization programs, as well as outpatient therapy and works with children, adolescents, and adults. Elizabeth now provides individual art therapy with Ellie at the Edina, MN clinic since.
Erica Golofski, MA, LPCC, ATR-P
Received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler Graduate School. Erica specializes in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma and utilizes art therapy through an Adlerian approach. Erica provides individual art therapy with Ellie at the Burnsville, MN clinic.
Nathaniel Shields, MA, LPCC, ATR
Received his Master of Arts and Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from Adler University. Nathanial has provided group based art therapy with groups focusing on clinical diagnosis with OCD, Social Anxiety, Eating Disorder, Trauma, and Mood Disorders at the PHP level. He has 1 year of experience providing group based art therapy for general mental health groups at child and adolescent PHP level. He now provides individual art therapy within Ellie out of the Edina, MN clinic.
Naysha Stone, LPCC, ATR, LADC
Received her Master’s in Art Therapy at School of Visual Arts in New York City. Naysha has experience working in a variety of settings including PHP, IOP, and clinic programs at PrairieCare for 7 years. Naysha piloted an art therapy program at the Mayo Clinic. Naysha works with all populations, but is particularly knowledgeable in substance use and psychosis. Naysha recently joined the Ellie fam and works out of the Edina, MN clinic.
Breanna Reed, MA, LPCC, ATR
Breanna is an Art Therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, and Spirituality. She has experience working with adults with physical and developmental disabilities, children, adolescents, and young adults. She also has experience working in diverse settings including schools, nursing homes, group homes, and residential. Breanna is passionate about incorporating an individual’s faith perspective into therapy.
Breanna identifies as a Christian but loves working with individuals from any Spiritual background. She is also the author of an Art Therapy devotional book called “The Creative Connection: An interactive Art Devotional that combines Mental Health and Spirituality” in which she provides scientific research as to how having Spirituality is beneficial for one’s mental health and how one can use Art Therapy as a way of growing in their faith. Breanna strives to never impose her beliefs on her clients and desires that everyone feels free to be themselves in a judgment-free zone.
You can also find Breanna teaching at Bethel University in the undergraduate Art Therapy program and well as leading Art Therapy groups for individuals with disabilities. Or she will be spending time with her husband Matt (also a Therapist at Ellie), 2 kids, and 2 wiener dogs.
Ellie is offering a CEU series to the greater mental health community! All trainings welcome anyone who would like to join us to learn more about various topics. Following each training you will be provided a certificate of completion via email. CEU approvals pending for the following Minnesota regulatory boards: BMFT, BOSW, BBHT, and Nursing. If interested please sign up here and we will save your seat!