Leara Glinzak, ATR-BC, MSAT
Leara Glinzak is a Board Certified Art Therapist who graduated in 2014 from Mount Mary University with a Master of Science in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling and in 2012 from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy. Leara is the owner and art therapist of her private practice in Grand Rapids, MI, I Light LLC and has taught at Grand Valley State University. Prior to private practice Leara worked as a Dementia educator and art therapist with Dementia. She has presented at several conferences nationally and locally some include the American Art Therapy Association, Leading Age, Mount Mary Symposium, the Art and Science of Aging Conference and Dementia Network. Her work titled, "Effects of art therapy on distress levels on adults with cancer: a proxy pretest study" and a book review "Art and Expressive Therapies within the Medical Model: Clinical Applications" have been published in the peer reviewed Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Leara is grounded in a person centered model and specializes in Dementia and cancer care and also works with trauma, addiction, anxiety, grief and spiritual growth. She also enjoys eating good dark chocolate, making art of course, hiking, CrossFit, barbell club, traveling and time with her pup, Peanut.
Amber James, MS, ATR
Amber James is currently employed at Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital in Ferndale and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan in Monroe. She received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Siena Heights University. She later received a Master of Science in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. Amber is from the Downriver area in Southeast Michigan.
Mary Beth Seefelt, MA, ATR
Mary Beth Seefelt is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree from The University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in the field and has served a wide variety of populations as an Art Therapist, including: homeless LGBTQ youth, inpatient infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS, the elderly, Holocaust survivors, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, homeless women and their children, victims of domestic violence, and youth and adults with mental health challenges. She has also supervised graduate art therapy students from UIC and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was an adjunct associate professor in the art therapy program at UIC for a number of years before returning to Michigan. Mary Beth also enjoys supervising new professionals who are working towards receiving their ATR credentialing.
She currently works as a full-time Art Therapist at FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation serving a variety of clients in the tri-county area: public school students (in elementary, middle, and high schools in three school districts) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive impairments, and/or emotional impairments, and youth in the Child Waiver and SED Waiver programs that are referred through Oakland and Macomb County’s Community Mental Health Services. She also serves as FAR’s Director of Training and Compliance.
Mary Beth believes that there is an artist within each and every one of us and that Art Therapy is a unique way to safely express and explore one’s innermost thoughts and feelings through the creative process. Therapeutic art-making is a way to non-verbally foster self-awareness, develop social skills, lower anxiety, increase self-esteem, communicate, and heal.
Mary Beth currently lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with her husband Rick and their two sons. She enjoys gardening (aka painting with flowers), watching all types of films and documentaries, making art, traveling, and is a proud bibliophile.
MAAT Membership Chair
Autumn Heddy-Reed, MEd, ATR-BC
Autumn Heddy-Reed is a Board-Certified and Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). Since 2014, she has been serving as the Membership Chair of the Michigan Art Therapy Association and has been an active member of the American Art Therapy Association since 2011. She earned her Master of Education with a concentration in Art Therapy from Wayne State University and is pursuing her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University.
Autumn works full-time as a Crisis Counselor with children and families at a Child Advocacy Center in Flint, MI, utilizing Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based Therapy treatment approaches. She is also a Lecturer I at the University of Michigan-Flint, instructing Introduction to Art Therapy courses at the undergraduate level. Autumn has several years’ experience supporting children and families affected by foster care in Southeast Michigan through therapeutic arts programming and several additional years’ experience supporting children with socio-emotional and academic development in the Seattle Public Schools, Flint Community Schools, and Genesee Intermediate School District.
MAAT Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters
Alison Maples, MA, LLPC, Art Therapist
Alison Maples is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Masters of Art in Counseling and Art Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Ceramics and in Art History from the University of Toledo. She has recently opened Maples Creative Counseling in Milford Michigan and is accepting new clients for in office and video therapy sessions. Alison is both the Ethics Chairman for Michigan Association of Art Therapists and the Delegate for the Assembly of Chapters for the American Art Therapy Association. Alison currently lives in Hazel Park Michigan and Toledo Ohio and loves all puppies, playing video games, swimming, and performing.
MAAT Ethics Chair
Rachel Green, LMSW, MEd. ATR
Rachel Green works at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills in the Geropsychiatric Unit. After hours, she also has a private practice, Expressions Counseling, LLC, and incorporates an eclectic modality to her therapeutic practice. She combines several approaches including, art therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, strengths-based, systems, and person-center. Rachel looks for the strengths in her clients and helps them to understand how their situation can be influenced by a number of factors including their thoughts, emotions, social interactions, and environment. Rachel is licensed in the state of Michigan as a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker (LMSW) and a Registered Art Therapist (MEd. A.T.R.) Wayne State University. She also certified in Gerontology. When Rachel is not helping clients, she loves working on her Manga comic and a variety of other art forms.
MAAT Publicity Chair
Kathy Schnur, ATR-BC, RN, BSN. CTS
Currently working with children amd teens who have experienced trauma at Crossroads for Youth in Oxford Michigan. Available to speak about Art Therapy, creativity and wellness.
Experienced and available for Supervision with folks interested in obtaining ATR. Graduate in Art Therapy. from WSU in 2008. Supervision training completed 2018. Former MAAT membership chair 2009-2010.
Published author and experienced speaker about Art Therapy. Training in Sandplay Therapy, Jungian based, supervised by Dr Barabra Turner.
MAAT Community Outreach
Angie Bolton, MA, LLPC, Art Therapist
Angie Bolton graduated in August, 2017 with her Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy from Wayne State University. She also has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in photography from Wayne State University. Angie is currently working as a counselor and art therapist at New Center Community Services in Detroit. As a therapist, she utilizes an integrative approach, drawing from trauma – informed, strength – based and mindfulness techniques. Angie has worked within the Community Mental Health, foster care and autistic populations and strongly believes that art therapy offers clients invaluable tools of self-expression and empowerment that cannot always be accessed through words. Angie lives in Detroit and enjoys coffee shops, sock monkeys and an endless supply of books.
Northern Michigan Chair
Kathleen M. Buday, MEd, ATR-BC
Kathleen Buday has worked as an art therapist for 20 years with a diverse range of populations including pediatric patients, adults with HIV/AIDS, youth at-risk, hospice patients, grieving youth and adults, and individuals coping with cancer. At the start of her career, she worked in art galleries and museums where she curated exhibitions, developed educational programs, and promoted the value of the arts as a means of expression for individuals of all ages.
Kathleen has published internationally and presents nationally. Since 2015 she has held the positions of Assistant Professor in Art Therapy at University of Wisconsin, Superior and Millikin University, and Adjunct Professor at Kalamazoo College. Currently, she works as an art therapist, educator, supervisor, lecturer and consultant primarily in Traverse City and Kalamazoo.
Western Michigan Chair
Amy Rostollan-Hamman, MEd. ATR-BC
Amy Rostollan-Hamman is a board certified art therapist (ATR-BC), with a Master’s of Education Degree in Art Therapy from Wayne State and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Amy has worked the last eight years at Acadia Stonecrest Center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Detroit. She currently is Assistant to the Director and Art Therapist at the Ennis Center for Children in Pontiac. Amy works with individuals who have been affected by foster care and helps facilitate the Fostering Creativity Program, at both the Flint and Pontiac locations. Amy has also trained interns from Wayne State University and has participated in supervising new professionals who are working towards attaining their credentials. Amy feels the act of art making, communication of visual imagery and mindfulness can empower the client and give them a sense of healing and journey. Amy currently lives in Clawson Michigan and enjoys dogs, MINI-Coopers, art, traveling and spending time with her husband Josh.