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Get To Know Your Therapist

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.

Puzzle piece pins by Works of Heart Therapy - Art Therapy Services - Licensed Professional Counselor


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

Outpatient Therapist

2004 - 2010

KidsPeace Hospital and Residential Programs

Art Therapist for intensive services

2006 - 2007

Sacred Heart Hospital

Art Therapist

2005 - 2006

Northwestern Human Services

Family Therapist


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

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 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

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