Emma Burzycki is a licensed eligible art therapist and professional counselor. Emma received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from Temple University in 2016, and immediately began working in the corporate art world in NYC. Feeling unfulfilled in this industry, in 2018, Emma began a journey of soul seeking which began with volunteering for a textile nonprofit, Awamaki in Peru helping to develop sustainable businesses for indigenous women’s textile cooperatives in the Sacred Valley. As the art volunteer Emma lead art workshops teaching the women new textile processes and techniques to create saleable products from scrap materials. During one of these workshops, she had a life changing encounter that reawakened her interest in Art Therapy. Upon returning to the states, Emma began her journey toward becoming an Art Therapist. Emma completed her graduate studies at Adler University in 2021, where she received a Masters of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy. In regards to clinical experience, Emma completed her clinical internship at Salt and Light Coalition, a grassroots nonprofit that is striving to end the cycle of human trafficking in the Chicagoland area through a client centered holistic health model using CBT and mindfulness-based treatment modalities. During her training, Emma gained experience working with adults with substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, inferiority complex, and stress-related disorders. Emma enjoys incorporating meditation and mindfulness based practices in session as well as creative processes as a way to ease the clients emotional expression in session.