ITA wishes a fond farewell to our summer interns and says hello to our newest fall interns!
As the end of the summer approaches, ITA wishes a fond farewell to our summer admin interns – thank you for all of your work! We’re excited to introduce you our incoming interns, who are joining us for their art and music therapy internships. If you’re interested in learning how to intern with ITA, visit our Training page to learn more.
Read on to learn about the newest additions to Team ITA!
Amanda Pfeiffer studied Music Therapy at the University of Kansas. Although her emphasis was voice, Amanda also enjoys playing piano, guitar, and French horn. Her non-musical interests include running, hiking, crocheting, painting, reading, and writing. Amanda looks forward to expanding her skills as a music therapist and observing the impact of creative arts therapies on people during her internship.
Aimee Steffen is a second year graduate student at Adler University, studying Clinical Counseling and Art Therapy, and is one of ITA’s newest art therapy interns. She has nurtured her artistic spirit from a young age using art as a way to explore and make sense of the world. Aimee graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in art history. She has spent time exploring different modalities of art, using her skills in printmaking and collage to further develop her self-reflective process. She has seen first-hand how beneficial the creative arts can be alongside traditional talk therapy.
Clara Teall originally hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Chicago to study Vocal Performance at DePaul University’s School of Music. After volunteering at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts from 2015 to 2016, Clara developed an interest in music therapy and decided to pursue her Music Therapy Equivalency at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. During her studies at SMWC, Clara completed one of her practicum placements with ITA. She is thrilled to be returning again, this time as a clinical intern! Clara sings professionally with various ensembles in Chicago and in her free time enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, spending time with her cat, Boo, and watching Michigan Football (Go Blue!)
Angela Tsai is an art therapy intern currently working towards a master’s degree in counseling and art therapy at Adler University. She studied art history at the American University of Paris and received her Bachelor of Arts in studio art from the University of California San Diego. She is fascinated by the intersection of psychology, philosophy, and art. As an artist and counseling student, she believes in the power of art to heal, create joy, and transform lives. Angela is excited to contribute to and learn from the team at ITA.