Anna Claire McKnight
As an art therapist, I believe in the power of art-making to help us express, communicate, process, and reflect. This can be especially useful for those dealing with eating disorders and other associated concerns, as art can be a tool that allows for a deeper connection with oneself and others. In art therapy, there is no need for art skills or pressure to make “beautiful art”; I believe that it is more about the process than the product. The process of art-making itself has a healing quality, and art created in sessions can serve as a visual representation of the progress made in recovery.
My education consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-professional Art Therapy from Union University and a Master of Science in Art Therapy from Florida State University. I strive to provide a space that is accepting and non-judgmental, where creativity and recovery go hand in hand. I like to use an eclectic approach to therapy, which allows for flexibility and adaptation to each individual’s unique needs. I mostly use DBT, ACT, and Positive Art Therapy-informed approaches. I hope to support and empower individuals to see their strengths and abilities to pursue recovery, and I look forward to working with you!