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Marisa Lawrence ATR-BC LPC
Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Serving Patients Since 2003
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. In my spare time I enjoy photography, painting, reading, watching T.V., kayaking, hanging out with my dogs, and spending time with my family.
Education and Work Experience
2017 - Present
Works of Heart Therapy LLC,
Owner and Therapist at Works of Heart Therapy
2014 - 2017
Director of Behavioral Health Services
2010 - 2014
KidsPeace Family Center
2004 - 2010
KidsPeace Hospital and Residential Programs
Art Therapist for intensive services
2006 - 2007
Sacred Heart Hospital
2005 - 2006
Northwestern Human Services
Northampton Area School District
Art Therapy Intern
Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa) - M.A.
Art Psychotherapy - M.A.
Sarah's Smile Camp
Therapeutic Staff Support
2003 - 2004
Camden County Health Service Center
Art Therapy Intern
Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pa) - B.A.
Psychology - B.A. - Magna Cum Lauda
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 Pennsylvania 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