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Nashville Art Therapists

Brianne Burgoon,


Brianne graduated from Wayne State University with a Master of Education in Art Therapy in August 2015. She received her Bachelors in Fine Art from the University of Michigan, focusing on arts and community engagement. Brianne has over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations and a variety of ages. While living in Michigan, Brianne worked with adults with emotional, physical, and cognitive disabilities. She was also a healing artist in the oncology and hematology unit of Detroit Medical Centers Children’s Hospital, working under an art therapist. After many years leading healing art groups and community enrichment programs in Michigan, Brianne made her way to Nashville, a place she now calls home. 

With a strong passion for art and healing, Brianne has worked in educational, medical, and community settings finding ways to help individuals on their pursuit of wellness. Since moving to Nashville, Brianne has worked as both a clinical therapist and an art therapist in residential and acute hospital settings with children, adults, and geriatric patients. She focuses most of her practice on mindfulness based art therapy while incorporating acceptance commitment therapy techniques. Brianne is also certified yoga instructor and has been spending the last year bringing art and yoga together through mindfulness and movement. Brianne constantly strives to grow and gain knowledge to assist her in the field of art therapy.

Catherine Harris,


Catherine is a current TATA governmental affairs co-chair & a previous president of TATA. Catherine graduated from The George Washington University with a master’s degree in art therapy in 2007. Since then, Catherine has worked in a variety of settings as a board certified art therapist but always with the same intention to help clients engage in their own art-making, creativity, and discussion to help find ease among life’s many challenges. Catherine has been working as an art therapist since 2007 and has experience doing contracted art therapy for 20 different organizations including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Brooks Museum, & Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Catherine also has experience working with medical populations as she worked as a full-time art therapist at TriStar Centennial Medical Center for 3 years. 


Catherine is currently working in private practice for herself, titled "HeartSpace Wellness Studio". She provides individual sessions, classes and workshops for organizations, and supervision for art therapy graduate students. Please view her website below for more information about her therapeutic approaches. 


Additionally, Catherine worked closely with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) to draft a bill for art therapy licensure, which was filed in four consecutive state legislative sessions and finally passed by both the TN Senate and TN House in the 2021 session.

Caitlyn Camp, 


  • University graduated from & year: Antioch University Seattle, March 2021, Masters in Couples and Family Therapy and Art Therapy 

  • History of agencies/populations worked with: Friends of Youth, March 2020 - December 2021, The Gaia Center, September 2021 - present, The Collective, October 2021 - present, children, youth, adolescents and families navigating gender, LGBTQ+ related issues, religious trauma, sexual trauma, communication and attachment.   

  • Current location of employment: The Gaia Center for Embodied Health & The Collective 

  • Current populations serving: Youth, Young Adults, Couples, Families 



Jennifyr Duran,


  • University graduated from & year: Saint Mary of the Woods College in 2013

  • History of agencies/populations worked with: children and adults  

  • Current location of employment: Centerstone's Intensive In-Home therapeutic program

  • Current populations serving: those in Spring Hill, Columbia, Lewisburg & Pulaski TN. 

  • 404-861-6649


Laurel Haskamp,


L. Avalee Jenkins,


Bachelor of Fine Arts from North Texas State University. Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University
Certified Dementia Practitioner from the National Council of Certified Dementia practitioners. Currently working at Abe's Garden Memory Care Center of Excellence.

Bernie Lieski,


  • University graduated from & year: Saint Mary of the Woods College in 2021

  • History of agencies/populations worked with: children and adults  

  • Current location of employment: Family & Children's Service - community mental health service

  • Current populations serving: children, adolescents, and adults 


Kristen Pell, 

Art therapy student

Kristen is a current art therapy graduate student at St. Mary of the Woods College with an expected graduation date of December 2022. 

Kristen has experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people with autism, and grief counseling work.

Emily Wexler, 


Emily is a recent art therapy graduate and has been working at Youth Villages in their intercept program for a year. She recently accepted a position as an art therapist at

Emily enjoys working with children and adolescents. She is an hour from Nashville in Clarksville, TN.

Connie L. Dunn,

ATR - BC, Retired

Dr. Connie Livingston-Dunn, is a retired board certified art therapist and certified expressive therapist and hypnotherapist.  She received her doctorate in expressive therapy from the National Institute of Expressive Therapy in Honolulu, Hawaii, her Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, and her Associate of Arts Degree from Sauk Valley College in Dixon, IL.  


She has worked as an art and expressive therapist for over 35 years in a variety of settings and has facilitated workshops and presented nationally on expressive arts and art therapy.   As a practicing artist, she has exhibited her paintings and collages nationally and internationally.  She is the founder and director of the "Rainbow Arts Center".  


She has presented many seminars and workshops nationally on art and expressive therapy and is the author of Functional Art Therapy for the Severely Handicapped, and Forming the Pearl: A Creative Receptive Process Model of Expressive Therapy. She is listed in the Chicago Art Review and has had her artwork and an article published in Working With Images: The Art of Art Therapists.

Cynthia Birdsong,

Art therapy student

Lydia Henderson,

Art therapy student

Victoria Herrera,

Art therapy student

Makeda Jackson, 

Art therapy student

Jennifer Rundberg,

Art therapy student

Marissa Skinner, 

Art therapy student

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