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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 for NTATA.

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

vice president

Emerge Art Therapy and Counseling

413 West Bethel Rd. STE 100 Coppell, TX  //  EmergeArtThearpy@gmail.com  //  972-393-1596 ext 53

JaeJeung is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Board Certified Art Therapist and a Level 3 Certified Trauma Therapist of the ITR Method: www.helpfortrauma.com.   She has been practicing for over 10 years and specializes in trauma related mental health problems that may manifest as PTSD symptoms or other 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.

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 an art therapist at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and holds a private practice in Coppell, TX.  She currently serves as President Elect for NTATA.

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 Treasurer and Membership Chair for NTATA.


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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.  


131 Degan Street, Lewisville, TX, 75057

Office: 972-436-8881  // Voicemail: 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 Lewisville. 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.

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.

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.


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.”

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.

wendee Vanorder, ATr


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.
 Wendee currently works part time at Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital as well as with Dallas Art Therapy facilitating both individual and group art therapy . She specializes in trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, DBT, and substance abuse. 


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.