Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.-Rumi

Our Therapists

Contact a therapist that fits your needs directly. Contact information is underneath each therapist's description.

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Amber Thomas, MS, ATR-P, LPC-IT

Amber Thomas she/her is an Art Therapist, with a background in trauma work and community-based art therapy. Amber is focused on a community centered approach providing clients tools to navigate emotional regulation and social emotional learning. She is a practicing artist and the owner of Brush Box a community art-based company, focused on using art as a modality for expression and healing. Amber is LGBTQIA+ allied. 

 

Amber works as an art therapist for Bloom’s community programs and sees clients through the WRAP Progam.

You may contact Amber directly at  amberthomas@bloomtherapies.com

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Melissa Badertscher, MS, ATR-P, LPC-IT

Melissa Badertscher she/her is an art therapist and professional counselor in training. She has earned two master’s degrees, one in art therapy with emphasis in counseling and one in general psychology with specialization in child and adolescent development. Melissa has extensive experience working with children and adolescents and has worked with people in the autistic community for more than 5 years. Melissa specializes in working with children with ASD and other developmental delays or disabilities. Melissa is LGBTQIA+ allied.

 

Melissa has volunteered with the Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center holding an art therapy open studio for several years. She has experience working with people who have been touched by cancer including: Cancer patients undergoing treatment, caregivers, survivors, and those with terminal illness. Melissa works with individuals and families using a client-centered approach and offers support for those experiencing loss.

You may contact Melissa directly at  melissabadertscher@bloomtherapies.com

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Blanche Brown, MS, LPC, LMFT, RYT 200

Blanche Brown she/her is an art therapist, licensed marriage and family therapist in training, and licensed professional counselor.  She has experience working with individuals needing treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, mood disorders, and dual diagnoses.  Blanche employs a solution-focused, client-centered approach in collaboration with clients to provide tools necessary to implement the changes they desire.  She has been a professional artist for over 18 years and is a registered yoga instructor, mindfulness and wellness coach.

Blanche works as an art therapist in Bloom's community programs. Blanche does not see individual clients.

You may contact BB directly at  blanchebrown@bloomtherapies.com

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Monique Matic, MA, ATR BC, LPC

Monique Matic she/her is a Board-Certified Art Therapist, and a fully licensed psychotherapist in Wisconsin and Illinois. She is also an Assistant Professor at Mount Mary University in the Graduate Art Therapy Program.

Monique has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She uses a variety of approaches in therapy that include: art therapy, play therapy, sand-tray therapy, and talk therapy. She works with clients from a strengths-based and client-centered approach. She believes in providing holistic therapeutic services while working from a culturally competent framework.

Monique’s specialties include working with survivors of sexual abuse and assault, working with youth impacted by trauma, working with women struggling with life transitions, and providing support to those who struggle with depression and anxiety. She is LGBTQIA allied.  

You may contact Monique directly at moniquematic@bloomtherapies.com

PLEASE NOTE: Monique is not taking new patients at this time. 

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Erica Browne, MS, LPC-IT, ATR

Erica Browne she/her is an art therapist and professional counselor in training. She earned her master’s degree in art therapy from Mount Mary University. Erica provides individual therapy to young people and adults who are: experiencing anxiety or depression, adjusting to life transitions, challenged by addictions, or have a history of traumatic experiences. Erica has clinical experience working with adolescents, new parents, and survivors of sexual assault or abuse.

 

Erica specializes in trauma processing through art therapy. She believes positive, supportive relationships are central to our individual and collective healing. Erica offers a collaborative, validating, judgement-free space welcome to all.

 

Erica is available for self-pay sessions. You may contact her directly: 323-332-1196 or ericabrowne@bloomtherapies.com

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Jessica Bradway, MS, LPC, ATR, LMT

Jessica Bradway she/her/they is an art therapist, professional counselor, and massage therapist. She earned a master’s degree in art therapy from Mount Mary University with an emphasis in counseling. She has clinical art therapy experience in trauma, domestic and sexual abuse, human trafficking, AODA residential and outpatient settings and has worked with children, adolescents, individuals, and families.

 

Her specialities include working with children and adolescents impacted by trauma. Jessica is also LGBTQIA allied.

You may contact Jessica directly at jessicabradway@bloomtherapies.com

Amanda Rochwite Metropolus, MS, LPC, ATR

Amanda Rochwite Metropolus she/her is an art therapist and professional counselor. She earned a master’s degree in art therapy from Mount Mary University with an emphasis in counseling. She has clinical art therapy experience in providing therapy during crisis, inpatient care, residential treatment, recidivism reduction programs, and within alternative and public schools. Amanda also volunteered for community programs advocating for art therapy and community collaboration, as well as with Heritage Camps for Adaptive Families, Inc.

 

Her specialties include working with children, adolescents, and their families. Amanda specializes in supporting those who are challenged by trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts, self doubt, and social, emotional or behavioral concerns. Amanda is also LBGTQIA allied.

You may contact Amanda directly at amandametropolus@bloomtherapies.com

Laura Swift, MS, LPC, ATR

Laura Swift she/her is an art therapist, professional counselor, and adjunct faculty in the undergraduate art therapy program at Mount Mary University. She earned a master’s degree in art therapy from Mount Mary University with an emphasis in counseling. She has clinical art therapy experience in residential treatment, the public school system, and the juvenile justice system and has worked with children, adolescents, families, adults with developmental disabilities, and the elderly. 

 

Her specialties include working with youth that have experienced trauma and/or are involved in the juvenile justice system. Laura is also LGBTQIA allied. 

You may contact Laura directly at 414-436-9555 or lauraswift@bloomtherapies.com

Erin Bostelmann, MA, LPC, ATR

Erin Bostelmann she/her/they has been working as both an art therapist and professional counselor for nearly 5 years.  Her specialties include working with young people and adults who have experienced sexual abuse, abuse through coercion, and/or are a parent of a child who has experienced abuse. Erin completed her Master of Art in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Erin has experience working with people who identify as LGBTQIA and is LGBTQIA allied. 

 

You may contact Erin directly at 414-939-5695 or erinbostelmann@bloomtherapies.com

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Emily Goldstein Nolan DAT, LPC, ATRL BC,

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Dr. Emily Nolan she/they is a licensed art psychotherapist, professional counselor, and a professor of practice in the Creative Arts Therapies program at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Nolan has presented nationally and internationally, and written many scholarly publications. 

Her specialties include working with people and groups who have experienced trauma, and those needing help adjusting to life transitions. Dr. Nolan is deeply committed to wellness practices and sharing their benefits, such as somatic practices, yoga, Reiki, and meditation. Dr. Nolan has experience working with people who identify as LGBTQIA and is LGBTQIA allied.  

 

Dr. Nolan is not seeing individual patients this time. 

You may contact Dr. Nolan directly at emilynolan@bloomtherapies.com