Drew Smith, LCAT, LPC

Licensed Art Therapist

Making art and maintaining a creative practice can help us access and nourish our healthiest selves, and being part of a creative community can make all the difference.

My Approach

My approach centers on the importance of creativity, community, experiential learning, and mindfulness as essential pathways to health and wellness. Group classes provide brief art instruction, experiential art making, and guided reflections. We all have immense creative capacity, and realizing that capacity can shift the way we think and feel about our selves and the world around us by lowering anxiety, improving mood, developing creative problem solving skills, expressing ourselves when words seem to fail us, and recognizing patterns to develop coping skills. I believe that making art and taking care of your health should be accessible to everyone, and group classes are designed to give you all the space you need to be exactly who you are. I'm there to support you as much as you'd like, while also encouraging you to take charge and feel free in your creative process.

My Background

I'm a Licensed Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon; I've worked in community arts centers, museums, day treatment centers, community mental health, hospitals, and private practice, and received my Master's Degree in Art Therapy from the George Washington University. Having supported clients in more traditional therapy spaces and working in community based areas, I'm committed to supporting a creative community that is welcoming to all and provides evidence-based ways of helping you accessibly connect with the many health benefits of making art.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

Specialties
  • Art Therapy

Issues I Treat

Specialties
  • Self-Esteem
  • Personal Growth
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Anxiety

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Oregon Health Plan

Contact

  • 971.339.9155
  • Website
  • 1705 NW Kearney Street
    Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

  • Experience: 5 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest

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