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Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa) - M.A.

Art Psychotherapy 2005


Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pa) - B.A.

Magna Cum Lauda

Psychology 2003



  • Director of Behavioral Health Services, CICS 2014-2017

  • Outpatient Therapist, KidsPeace Family Center 2010-2014

  • Art Therapist for intensive services, KidsPeace Hospital and Residential Programs 2004-2010

  • Art Therapist, Sacred Heart Hospital 2006-2007

  • Family Therapist, Northwestern Human Services 2005-2006

  • Art Therapy Intern, Northampton Area School District 2005

  • Therapeutic Staff Support, Sarah's Smile Camp 2004

  • Art Therapy Intern, Camden County Health Service  Center 2003-2004



Marisa Lawrence ATR-BC LPC

Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor


Marisa making a heart with hands

I enjoy photography, painting, reading, watching T.V., kayaking, hanging out with my dogs, and spending time with my family.

Other Accomplishments

  • Donated original artwork to benefit The National Alzheimer’s Association and participate in community events to increase awareness.  

  • Provided art therapy group for inner city elementary schools to promote therapy. 

  • Created and organized a  top fundraising team for the Lehigh Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks and donated original artwork to benefit the event  

  • Member of The American Art Therapy Association

  • Member of The Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association 

  • Participate in community studio art group monthly, made up of other community therapists  

  • Co-created and facilitated group curriculum for adolescent girls using a combination of CBT, DBT and art therapy techniques

Photograph of flower

Since completion of graduate studies from Drexel’s Creative Arts in Therapy program in 2005, I have been working as an art therapist in the community with a diverse population of adults and children in hopes to educate and facilitate the healing power of art and a therapeutic relationship.  I am highly dedicated to helping families strengthen their relationships through my personal and clinical experience and knowledge in art therapy practices.

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