North Texas Art Therapy Association (NTATA) is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association 




Find an Art Therapist

Art Therapists are listed under the area in which they serve.

Order (North - South): Denton // North Dallas // North Fort Worth // Central Dallas // South Fort Worth // East Dallas // South DFW

Please contact treasurer.ntata@gmail.com for more information about art therapists in your area!

Denton Area

(Lewisville, Flower Mound, Argyle)

Area Den Leaders: Julie Holladay, Lindsey Nieswiadomy

JaeJeung So, LPC-S, ATR-BC, CTT

Emerge Art Therapy and Counseling

3419 Cross Timbers Rd. STE 104F, Flower Mound, TX  //  EmergeArtTherapy@gmail.com  //  469-543-9412

JaeJeung is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Board Certified Art Therapist and a Certified Trauma Therapist of the ITR Method: www.helpfortrauma.com.   She has been practicing for over 10 years and specializes in treating symptoms of trauma which oftentimes manifest as mood/anxiety/behavioral problems.  She has worked in various mental health settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics and non-profit agencies with adults, teens and children. In addition to her clinical work, she also developed art therapy programs in a number of hospitals including INOVA Fairfax hospital, Mary Washington Hospice and Baylor University Medical Center.

JaeJeung studied fine arts, psychology and sociology in college.  She received her BA from the College of William and Mary and earned her MA in Art Therapy from the George Washington University in Washington D.C. JaeJeung is the owner of her private practice Emerge Art Therapy and Counseling and serves as President for NTATA.

North Dallas

(McKinney, Fairview, Frisco, Plano, Coppell, RIchardson, Garland)

Area Den Leaders: Sarah Inatomi, Nazanin Ahmady

Linda L. McCarley, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT/S


Linda L. McCarley, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT-S graduated with a MSSW from UTA in 1992, and she has since worked in a wide range of clinics, hospitals and educational settings throughout the DFW Metroplex. She has taught art and play therapy at universities in Texas and other states. Her areas of interest include the treatment of childhood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorder, traumatic stress disorder, and family issues. She  provides consultation and supervision for art therapy, play therapy, marriage and family therapy and social work.


214.796.7002 // 1901 N Central Expy Ste. 220, Richardson TX, 75080 or 720 E Park Blvd Ste. 104, Plano TX, 75074// 469.315.4392//butterfly4art@verizon.net//www.Facebook.com/butterfly4art

Annie embraces a Christian counseling perspective in her Biblically-based practice. She obtained her art therapy training through the Art Therapy Institute formerly in Dallas, Texas, and earned her Master of Arts degree  in Counseling through Amberton University. She has an extensive history of working with children, including those with special needs. She enjoys encouraging persons with vision loss by making art, and also works with parenting issues, trauma, and grief support. She is an advocate for those with special needs and likes to use the term “Persons with POSSibilities.”

North Fort Worth

(North Richland Hills, Crowley, Grapevine)

Area Den Leaders: Julianna Watkins, Cally Tilly

Whitney McLean, LPC-AT, ATR-BC

The Art Station

1616 Park Place Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76110  //  wmclean@theartstation.org

Whitney is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, and is certified in the treatment of trauma. She completed her Master’s of Science in Art Therapy at Florida State University in 2008. She has practiced nationally and internationally over the past 9 years, pursuing work within largely marginalized and under-resourced communities.

Whitney serves at The Art Station, a non-profit Art Therapy agency. There she is developing Continuing Education programs for art therapists and other providers interested in art therapy and wellness. Clinically her work has been primarily focused on individual and group therapy, serving the needs of children, adolescents, and adults typically affected by a range of issues related to: social, emotional, and behavioral challenges; grief and loss; developmental and complex trauma; intellectual and developmental delays; dual diagnoses; physical disabilities and medical issues; homelessness. Whitney currently serves as the Vice President for NTATA.

Jane Avila, LCSW, ATR-BC

The Art Station

1616 Park Place Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76110 // 817.921.2401

Jane is a licensed clinical social worker and art therapist who has worked with families, children, teens and adults, working with day programming, in-patient and outpatient clinics. She has experience with school systems and the medical community using art therapy with cancer treatment. She is the founder of The Art Station in Ft. Worth, Texas, a non-profit social service art therapy agency. Jane has also previously served as the Secretary for NTATA. 

Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw, LPC-AT/S, ATR-BC, ATCS

The Art Station

1616 Park Place Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76110 // 817.921.2401

Heidi works at The Art Station in Fort Worth, TX. Her experience includes individual and group counseling of children, teens and adults. Her current work at the Art Station in Fort Worth includes leading social skills group, and individual sessions at the Art Station, organizing volunteers, as well as serving as the organization's clinical director. Heidi is available for clinical supervision for LPCs, as well as ATRs and those hoping for LPC AT specialization. Heidi also served as president for NTATA.

Central Dallas


Area Den Leader: Carolina Villareal

Beth Morale, LPC, ATR-BC

9535 Forest Lane, Suite 233 Dallas, TX 75243 // bethmorale@swbell.net // 214.923.7872

Beth Morale is an art therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor who has a private practice working with children, adolescents and adults. Her experience is in using art therapy and Cognitive behavioral Therapy with children, adolescents and adults who have a variety of mental health and behavioral difficulties. Her experience has also been in working with adults at a pain clinic site using art therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Beth also served as president for NTATA.


13999 Goldmark Drive, Dallas, TX 75240

andrea@dallasarttherapy.com // 972.880.5737

Andrea Davis is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and the founder of Dallas Art Therapy, nonprofit.

She specializes in art therapy with clients who have experienced trauma, loss, foster/adopt and medical issues. She earned a BA in Psychology at the University of Dallas and has an MA in Humanistic Psychology from the University of West Georgia. Andrea finished her post graduate work at the Art Therapy Institute and University of Dallas.

During her 14 years of practice, Andrea has dedicated herself to advancing the profession of art therapy. She has worked with Children's Health inpatient psychiatric, SPARC - Suicide Prevention, and outpatient behavioral care. Andrea serves on the committee for the exam with the ATCB (Art Therapy Credentialing Board).  She ardently supports community projects to educate the public about the role of the art therapist. She has published and appeared on a national cable television and radio to showcase the benefits of art therapy in mental healthcare.  


13999 Goldmark Drive, Dallas, TX 75240

Office: 972-978-0814 //maria.lavorgnasmith@gmail.com

Dr. Maria LaVorgna-Smith is a seasoned therapist specializing in family, child, teen and adult issues. She is an independent private practitioner who works in Richardson. Maria is known to help artists overcome blocks to their creative spirit, using an holistic approach in her practice. Areas people seek her guidance include: grief, divorce, separation, transition, trauma, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and spirituality. Maria is an art therapy credential supervisor, a marriage and family supervisor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

HaeSung Han, PsyD. ATR-BC, LCAT

POETIC: P.O.Box 801025. Dallas, TX. 75380 // haesung@iampoetic.org

Private Practice: 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 261. Plano, TX. 75024 // haesunghan.psyd@gmail.com

Dr. HaeSung Han is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and a Board Certified, Nationally Registered Art Therapist. She received her master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Washington University. She also received a master’s degree in art therapy from New York University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack University Medical Center in the field of child maltreatment. She completed two post-graduate certificate programs: one in international trauma studies from Columbia University and the other in civil and criminal forensic psychology from Montclair State University.

Dr. Han has extensive experience working with individuals exposed to complex trauma including domestic violence, child maltreatment, and commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking. She has worked in forensic, hospital, outpatient and school-settings in NY, NJ, VA, DC, MA, and TX. She has received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and DBT-PE (Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD) and offers both comprehensive DBT and DBT-PE to youth and adult clients. Dr. Han is also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Han trains nationally on risk factors that leads to commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) / domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST), how to increase protective factors and implement evidenced-based interventions when treating CSEC/DMST population, the utilization of creative arts therapy in treatment, and best-practices in aftercare programming. She also consults agencies on developing and implementing trauma- informed systems of care, programming, and culture. Dr. Han serves as AOC Delegate for NTATA.

South Fort Worth

(Arlington, Mansfield, Burleson, Cedar Hill)

Area Den Leaders: Wendee VanOrder , Claudia Jauregui

Jashley Boatwright, LPC, ATR-BC


Jashley Boatwright is an Adjunct Professor of Art Education at Texas Christian University, licensed professor counselor, and board certified art therapist. She received her master’s degree in art therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College in December 2015. She works at a nonprofit called The Art Station where she dedicates her time to the art therapy field working with Veterans, homeless and under-resourced adults, children in schools, adults and adolescents at a behavioral health hospital, social skills groups, adults with epilepsy, and individual clients. In addition, she develops therapeutic art activities for local churches and community programs. Jashley currently serves as Treasurer for NTATA.

wendee Vanorder, ATr

Dallas, TX


Wendee VanOrder is a registered art therapist, author and artist. She has over 20 years experience working with both adults and children using art therapy in a variety of settings. Wendee is committed to advocating for the field of art therapy, having been a guest lecturer at several universities, provided multiple trainings and workshops, and published two books titled Pieces of His Heart and When Wounded Trees Cry. In addition, Wendee has taken her work as art therapist abroad, helping underprivileged children in several nations including Mongolia, Thailand, Peru and Ukraine. She specializes in trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, DBT, and substance abuse.  She also currently serves as Secretary for NTATA.

East Dallas

(Whitehouse, Longview, Mt.Pleasant)

Area Den Leaders: Shelley Frederick

Please email treasurer.ntata@gmail.com for more information about art therapists in this area.

South DFW

(Waco, Fort Hood, Austin, Laguna Park)

Area Den Leaders: Peter Buotte, Rachel Mims, Rebekah Poyner 

Peter J Buotte, MFA, MPS, Atr-Provisional

512-679-1200 // https://www.facebook.com/spiritofsurvivalorg/ // peter.j.buotte2.civ@mail.mil 

Peter is currently the Art Therapist at the Intrepid Spirit Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Fort Hood, TX.  Since December 2016, he maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for Active Duty military patients who have post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury.  He completed 28 years of Active and Reserve military service in the US Army culminating as a Lieutenant Colonel with 5 combat tours overseas.   An active artist, he studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York City and at the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris.  In July 2018, he was featured in a group show at the Buffalo Soldier Museum, Houston and in November 2018 won the nationwide annual Veterans Art Competition in the digital sculpture category.   

Associate Members, Friends of NTATA, and Student Members 

Please note: the NTATA members listed below have an interest and appreciation for using art in their therapy sessions, or are working toward AATA's requirements of becoming a registered Art Therapist (ATR). Inclusion on this page does not imply the use of the title of Art Therapist.

Jennifer Johnson, LPC/S, LMFT/S

The Art Station

1616 Park Place Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76110 // 817.921.2401

Jennifer Johnson is the Program Director of the Art Station in Fort Worth. She may be contacted to arrange educational opportunities through the Art Station for professionals interested in the use of therapeutic art techniques either at the Art Station, or possibly at your location.

Megan Hedges, BA


 Megan Hedges is currently a master’s level art therapy student at Saint Mary of the Woods College who will be graduating in May of 2019.  She began her studies at Drexel University and has interned at Collingdale Community School, Bryn Mawr Hospital, NHS Children’s Reach of Philadelphia and the Art Station of Fort Worth. Megan has worked with children and adolescents with behavioral difficulties and Autism in school settings, co-lead groups for children and adults and has served as the primary therapist for both children and adults in community mental health settings. She hopes to use her skills and abilities to serve at-risk youth and children in foster care and their families in the future.