Sydney P. Tremont MA, LPC, ATR-BC, ACS
Sydney P. Tremont MA, LPC, ATR-BC, ACS is the Director of Art Therapy at FairSky Foundation a Democratic counseling center located in Michigan with the mission to “provide personalized psychological care to individuals, couples, families, communities and organizations, recognizing both the individual and shared humanity of all people.” Sydney received her BA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010 and her MA in counseling with a specialization in art therapy in 2015 from Wayne State University. Sydney is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She is passionate about educating the community on the benefits of art therapy, building opportunities for art therapists in the mental health field, supporting internship opportunities for students, networking and political advocacy.
Janna VanderBand, MSAT, ATR, DP-C
Janna is employed as an art therapist through the Counseling Center of West Michigan as well as providing art therapy groups for Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers. In 2014, Janna received her BAA in Two Dimensional Art from Central Michigan University and in 2017 she received her MS in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Janna is a Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-Provisional) and is also working towards her certification in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International (PSI). Her private practice work often focuses on healing difficult journeys into motherhood and supporting parents through this difficult identity shift. Janna is passionate about educating her community on the benefits oJanna is employed as an Art Therapist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor for Sanford Behavioral Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2014, Janna received her BAA in Two Dimensional Art from Central Michigan University and in 2017 she received her MS in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Janna is a Registered Art Therapist and is also working towards her certifications in alcohol drug counseling (CADC) and perinatal mental health (PMH-C). Her private practice work often focuses on healing difficult and traumatic journeys into motherhood and supporting parents through this difficult identity shift. Janna is passionate about educating her community on the benefits of art therapy, creating opportunities for art therapists, and expanding access to art therapy through legislative efforts.f art therapy, expanding opportunities for art therapists, and expanding access to art therapy through legislative efforts.
Christina France is an MEd candidate in Art Therapy at Wayne State University, expected graduation in winter / summer 2023. She received her BFA in Art Education from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2020. She is passionate about expanding equitable access to mental health and introducing others to the benefits of art therapy. She enjoys working with children and spending time outside in the beautiful parks around Michigan.
MAAT Membership Chair
Autumn Heddy-Reed, LMSW, MEd, ATR-BC
Autumn Heddy-Reed is a Board-Certified and Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC), a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 (RYT200). 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 a Master of Social Work from Michigan State University.
Autumn works as a full-time Clinical Case Manager and Board-Certified Art Therapist with the Dual Diagnosis Treatment & Co-Occurring Disorder Services in Lapeer, MI. She specializes in trauma-focused Art Therapy; she has a decade+ experience supporting adults, children, and families utilizing Art Therapy in conjunction with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) and other treatment approaches focusing on sensory, regulation, and attachment. Autumn is a part-time Instructor at Wayne State University, teaching Child & Adolescent Art Therapy at the graduate level and a Lecturer I at University of Michigan-Flint, instructing Introduction to Art Therapy courses at the undergraduate level. In addition to supporting adults within organizations and private practice, she has worked extensively with children and families at a local Child Advocacy Center, children and families affected by foster care and those involved with the juvenile justice program, and children with socio-emotional and academic development in the Seattle Public Schools, Flint Community Schools, and Genesee Intermediate School District. Autumn believes in the power of the expressive arts paired with the therapeutic relationship to promote healing and positive change at both an individual and societal level.
MAAT Delegate to the Assembly of Chapters
Alison Maples, MA, LPC, ATR
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.
Open, needing to be filled.
MAAT Publicity Chair
Kathy Schnur, ATR-BC, RN, BSN. CTS
Currently working with children and 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, LPC, ATR
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.