Freddy is a board-certified Art Therapist, currently serving as Clinical Director. She has extensive experience providing community-based and school-based art therapy to individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as to adults and children who are neurodiverse, and individuals living with severe mental illness and substance use. Freddy’s goals for her clients center on building and supporting client empowerment and self-advocacy, creating a space that honors the client as the expert of their own experiences, and utilizing art as a form of self-exploration and self-definition while enhancing relational connectedness on micro, mezzo and macro levels.
Freddy received her Master’s of Arts in Art Therapy at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to her MAAT, Freddy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, holds a certification in Healing Centered Engagement and is trained in EMDR. Recreationally, Freddy enjoys engaging in 3D art making utilizing found objects and fibers, in addition to drawing. She also identifies strongly with the geek community – she can be found at comic and entertainment conventions, having presented at panel discussions in the past on the intersections of mental health and geek culture. She dabbles in crafty cosplay adventures in addition to playing video games and tabletop role playing games. Freddy also has a love for history and has been a member of a local Midwest historical re-enacting community.
Education and Affiliations: SAIC – MAAT in Art Therapy; DePaul University – BA in Developmental Psychology