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




Find an Art Therapist

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. 


6060 North Central Expressway, STE 500, Dallas,TX 75206

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.  

Maria LaVorgna-Smith, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S, ATR-BC, ATCS

Family Wellness Center 

131 Degan Street, Lewisville, TX, 75057 Office: 972-436-8881 Voicemail: 972-978-0814

Maria is a seasoned therapist specializing in family, child, teen and adult issues. She uses an holistic approach in her practice, often including mind-body approaches to health. Areas people seek her guidance include: grief, divorce, separation, transition, trauma, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and spirituality. Maria is known to help artists overcome blocks to their creative spirit. She works in Lewisville. 

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.

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 serves as the current President Elect for NTATA.

Rachel Nash, LPC, ATR

Rachel Nash Art Therapy


Rachel is an art therapist who has been in practice for over three years. She received her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She now has her own practice in Dallas, Rachel Nash Art Therapy, and serves both individuals and groups. Rachel has experience working with children, teens, adults, veterans, and people living with cancer. 

Deborah Netz, LPC

1506 W. Greenville Avenue, Suite 250, Allen, TX 75002 // 972.767.1073

Deborah Netz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a professional art therapist.  Her work experience includes counseling children and adults with disabilities in residential institutions and schools.

Charlotte Tarrell, LPC, RPT/S


Charlotte has been in the mental health field as an LMHC-S, RPT-S in Florida since 1995 working with children, adolescents and families.  She completed her art therapy training at the Art Therapy Institute in Dallas, Texas, and is a professional art therapist. Her experience in sandplay therapy began in 1995 while completing her play therapy hours for registration as a play therapist. Sandplay therapy is one of the many processes used in Art Therapy.  She has worked with children as a crisis intervention therapist in the shelter setting and in private practice.  Her expertise includes: grief and loss, behavioral issues such as ADHD and attachment problems.  She has also worked with the State of Florida preparing comprehensive behavioral health assessments to determine the placement of children in foster care.

While completing her intern hours for art therapy, she led an art therapy group with clients in inpatient recovery programs for 2 1/2 years.  She also has training as a lifestyle coach for adults in transition.

Since receiving her Texas license, she has been working as an art therapist with the Walker Wellness Clinic for eating disorders and the Counseling and Consulting Associates in McKinney as a play and art therapist.

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.

Annie  Wallace, M.Ed., M.A., Professional Art Therapist,

Certified Special Education Teacher, LPC-i

Supervised by KERI RIGGS, M.A., LPC-S //  214.796.7002

11030 Ables Lane, Dallas, TX 75229// 469.315.4392// butterfly4art@verizon.net

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 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.


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.