Another Art Therapy Alliance Favicard photo makes it in for 2011! This photo was submitted by Art Therapist Heidi Wagner, MAT, ATR-BC, LSW in Ohio.
Heidi has a career serving in the mental health profession for over 25 years, working across the spectrum of care from in-patient to community based settings. Currently, she has been working with adolescents in residential treatment. Her love and passion for the arts has been life-long. She is a multi-media visual artist who dabbles in music & drama too. Recently, Heidi has been lecturing and providing presentations in a variety of settings.
Heidi’s Favicard includes some representations of various media that she utilizes. In homage to her Capital University professor and Art Therapy pioneer, Don Jones, Heidi has included the image of a mirror reflection with her Favicard. Art helps us see into the unconscious…that iceberg that is always larger beneath the surface. Heidi believes that the arts are key to help people unlock the depth of emotions that are often too raw to communicate otherwise.
Heidi’s own travels have expanded her world and she loves experiencing the arts of different cultures! Connecting to culturally diverse professionals is one way she’s been utilizing the Art Therapy Alliance network. Her on-going goal is to be a life-long learner!