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Hello! I’m Youhjung 

I share about art therapy and create space for people to express themselves.

I have always loved art and I think it’s because I didn’t know how to express everything in words when I was little, and art was an outlet for my thoughts and feelings.
That’s the reason I got into art therapy and I wanted to share what I learned about art therapy through my own inner work and my work with others. If you want to learn more about what art therapy is all about and how it works, listen to my podcast and follow me on Instagram. If you want to experience what it’s like to create art in a whole new way and find new meaning and transformation in your life, see my services below.

 

If you wanted the nitty-gritty, formal background, here it is:

I am a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), artist, speaker, and consultant based in Austin, TX and previously New York City. I received a BA in Psychology and BA in Studio Art from University of Texas at Austin as well as a Master’s in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts. My art therapy work has included helping children with anxiety, behavioral issues, as well as adults with addiction and dual diagnosis. I also helped older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and seniors in the Asian American/immigrant community.

I’m an advocate of using art as a medium for nurturing the soul, healing the inner self, and for deep self-care. I have presented to mental health professionals and groups about how to use art as a therapeutic tool and held workshops on using art for self-care and stress. I have also been actively making art on my own time and have exhibited my work in NYC.

“When making art, don’t try to be ‘successful,’ try to uncover the truth.”