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Karina Sorensen

MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-P

Karina is an art therapist/counselor and has been with Artlighten since 2021. Karina takes special interest in women's issues and empowerment, and is also an active ally and safe space for LGBTQ+ clients. Karina feels honored with every opportunity to be part of a client's story and witness them on their healing journey.

 

Karina has experience working with adults, teenagers, and children struggling with anxiety and depression, among other mental health conditions. She has worked as both an individual and group therapist and also enjoys hosting public art workshops (check out our shop page to see what we're currently offering). Karina also is a content creator for our social media.

 

Karina earned her MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from Albertus Magnus College after receiving my BA in Photography from WCSU. Like most art therapists, she has loved and created art for as long as she can remember. Also having fallen in love with psychology, discovering a path that brings together her love of art and her passion for helping others has been the greatest gift.

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Francesca Siano

Francesca Siano
MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-BC

Francesca is an Art Therapist and Counselor. She received her dual degree Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling from the CAAHEP, ACATE and AATA accredited school Albertus Magnus College located in New Haven, CT. Francesca has art therapy experience working with a diverse group of populations of all ages both domestic and abroad and in a variety of settings. Francesca has worked as both a group and individual therapist serving those who are struggling with mental health conditions and illnesses including co-occurring substance use and addiction issues.

Francesca is passionate about her line of work and has an instinct to help people access ways for expressing their feelings through creative channels. She has a genuine and calming demeanor which encourages an open space for an individual to feel comfortable and at ease with one’s emotions and vulnerabilities. She is dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages with their mental, physical, and emotional well-being with the wholehearted notion that art therapy is an immensely powerful therapeutic intervention that fosters the mind-body-spirit connection and facilitates healing and growth in the most intrinsic way.

Francesca offers art workshops and groups at Artlighten LLC. Visit our Shop Page to register for a workshop/group today.

Colleen Warner
MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-P 


Since Colleen was a child, she loved to create art and help others. Colleen has always found psychology fascinating and art-making thrilling; when she discovered that she could combine her two passions, it all clicked into place and she knew that being an art therapist was what she was meant to do. Colleen continuously marvels at the magic that creativity and expression can bring, and is passionate about sharing that magic with clients.
Colleen graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. She earned her Master of Art in Art Therapy and Counseling from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Colleen is excited to continue her journey in this profession and to have the opportunity to connect to people through art making.

 

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Becca Weinberger

MAATC, LPC-A, ATR 

Becca (she/her) is a caring and devoted Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR), specializing in guiding individuals, families, and couples through various mental health challenges. Dedicated to fostering an open and inclusive environment, Becca warmly welcomes clients with a range of life experiences.

With a rich background in addressing concerns such as eating disorders, supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, and managing mood disorders, Becca brings a wealth of experience to her practice. She firmly grounds her approach in the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES) and multicultural competence, ensuring that individuals from diverse backgrounds feel heard and valued.

Utilizing techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Becca tailors her therapeutic methods to suit the specific needs of each client. As a fervent advocate for Art Therapy, she recognizes the profound impact of creative expression on personal growth. Becca offers individual, family, and couples therapy sessions, providing a platform for clients to explore their emotions and experiences through art.

If you're seeking a compassionate therapist who embraces diversity and inclusivity, Becca is here to accompany you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Jessica Dey

MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-P 

Jessica’s two greatest passions in life are helping others and art. Art Therapy is a beautiful blend of art facilitating healing in an individual’s therapeutic process.

Jessica graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Art in Art with a minor in Psychology and a Master of Education in Art Therapy and Counseling from Springfield College.

Jessica has experience working with children, teens, adults, and older adults in individual and group settings. Jessica has clinical and non-clinical experience working with individuals from various backgrounds, diagnoses, goals, and concerns. She has worked as an art therapist both on telehealth and in person.

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Jenna Reeser

MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-P 

All Jenna's life, art has allowed her to express herself when words could not. She knew from the age of 4 years old that she wanted to grow up and have a job that involved art making. Jenna's interest in psychology peaked when she had to experience grief at a young age and found that art was her coping mechanism and allowed self-expression through those hard times. Discovering art therapy allowed her to bring both her passion for art and the desire to help others through hard times, together.
Jenna graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT with a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and a minor in Psychology. Jenna received her Master of Art in Art Therapy and Counseling from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Jenna is thrilled to continue using art therapy and the power it has to heal.

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