Therapists and Office Manager
Founder & Executive Director
Dr. Emily Nolan she/they is a board certified, licensed art psychotherapist, professional counselor, and a professor of practice in the Creative Arts Therapy program at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Nolan has presented nationally and internationally, and written many academic publications. Her specialties include working with people and groups who have experienced trauma, and those needing help adjusting to life transitions.
MS, LPC ATR
Erica Browne she/her is an art therapist and professional counselor. 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. She believes positive, supportive relationships are central to our individual and collective healing. Erica offers a collaborative, validating, judgement-free space welcome to all.
MS, LPC ATR
Lydia Ferraro she/her is a registered Art Therapist, a licensed psychotherapist and EMDR trained. Her specialties include working with youth (age 5+) impacted by trauma, as well as eating disorders, college students, and young women navigating emotional regulation difficulties, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Lydia is also supportive of merging clinical knowledge with holistic medicine and spiritual practices. Lydia is in network with Optum|UHC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, WRAP and CCS. She is also available for self-pay clients.
MS ATRP, LPC IT
Katherine Dannecker Stevens she/her is an art therapist and licensed professional counselor in training who works with adolescents and adults. Katherine takes a client centered approach to therapy and believes in the communicative power of art within the therapeutic process. Katherine has experience working with individuals with Autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma as well as art therapy experience in community based settings. Katherine is available for WRAP and self-pay clients.
MS Art Therapy, 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 works as an art therapist for Bloom’s community programs.
MS ATRP, LPC
Melissa Badertscher she/her is an art therapist and professional counselor in training. She has a master’s degree in both art therapy with emphasis in counseling and general psychology with specialization in child and adolescent development. Melissa has much experience working with children and adolescents and working with people in the autism community. 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.