I take an approachable, compassionate,  non-judgmental and collaborative approach through an alchemical art therapy process to unearth gifting, core values, and inner strengths.


I believe that counseling and therapy is a collaborative self-directed process, and operate as a guide to my students and clients to help gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. I encourage personal growth by supporting individuals to increase their self-esteem, awareness and sense of identity by finding meaning through art making.

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Trauma-trained, social justice-oriented,

LGBTQIA+ affirming art therapy.


I believe...

My background

Art is for 

 Arts are ancient, and enrich every life irrespective of age, ability level, and orientation.

humans are a creative force 

Artmaking, creating, and crafting is essential inner expression for healing and insight.

Trans* people are sacred

I fiercely acknowledge that *transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary gender identities are not a mental illness or a disorder.

decolonizing therapy
is essenTial 

We need to

dismantle systems and symptoms of oppression through resistance, education, and social involvement.

As Above

So Below 

Our connection to 

our individual core values and 

beliefs is key to 

surviving, healing, and thriving.

I am a licensed, trauma trained, experienced, and accredited psychologist who is a pre-licensed professional counselor (LPCC). This means I have a Masters Degree in my field and I have been qualified and certified by the state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice.


I also am a registered art therapist (ATR) from a Masters' Program accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). 

I sit with more than 5+ years and 3,000+ hours of therapeutic experience as a clinician, 40+ hours of complex trauma systems training, and two decades of personal training in somatic therapy as well as a life long engagement with social justice work.

I generally work with individuals who exist outside of the mainstream and pervasive cultures. I specialize specifically in working with the LGBTQIAA+, helper, subculture, and artist or creative communities. 

Formal Credentials



Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Lic# 2947





Complex Trauma Training and Healing from a Multi-cultural Feminist Lens

Adaptive Internal Resourcing (AIR) Network

2020 | 40+ Hours


Polyvagal-Focused and Sensorimotor Art Therapy

The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

2021 | 20+ Hours



National Art Therapy
Credentials Board

ATR# 21-243






Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Burren College of Art

County Clare, Ireland




Adler Graduate 


American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Accredited




Artspace Projects

Walker Art Center


Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS)

Minnesota Art Therapy Association (MNATA)

Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD)

Old School Artist Retreat Center

LGBTQ+ MN Therapist Network

YMCA, Battered Women’s Shelter

Vail Place

Project Success 

Outfront - Marriage Amendment

United Nations 



Professional Biography

Emily Taylor, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC
Details about my formal credentials explained

I am a licensed, trauma trained, credentialed  and accredited psychologist and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) who is also a licensed professional counselor (LPCC) and supervisor in training. I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in photography and media. 


This means I have a Masters' Degree in my field and I have been qualified and certified by the State's professional board after successfully completing the many years necessary education, exams, training and practice.


I also am a board certified and registered art therapist (ATR-BC) and completed a Masters' Program (Adler Graduate School) accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and an undergraduate degree (BFA) in studio art and critical thinking (MCAD). This means I have a master’s degree, have met rigorous educational standards, and, as an art therapist, I have completed the required amount of supervision and clinical hours to meet ATCB registration standards. My Board Certification was completed in 2022.

As a therapist, I sit with more than 6+ years and 4,000+ hours of therapeutic experience as a clinician, including 40+ hours of formal complex trauma systems training. I have ongoing trainings in Somatics, Art, Education, Social Justice, Transgender Health and Rights, and Neuropsychology.

My professional affiliations include; American Counseling Association, American Art Therapy Association (AATA) as a Credentialed Professional, Minnesota Art Therapy Association Member, MN LGBTQ+ Therapists’ Network Member, Adaptive Internal Resourcing (AIR) Network, and Inclusive Therapists' Member. 


Personally, I have two decades of personal healing and training in somatic and psychodynamic therapy as well as a life-long engagement with social justice work, art making, travel, and cultural studies. Outside of my practice, I also write, teach, and volunteer and have been an artist and creator as long as I can remember. 

Acknowledging my lineage and positionality

As an identified cisgender person, I endeavor to undo socially created gender constructs and gender-binary in therapy. As a queer person I sit in deep reverence for the LGBTQIAA2S+ individuals and groups that have paved the way progressing toward freedom. As an able-bodied neurodivergent person, I work daily to process my bias and growth in expanding experiences and see the world in a way that is expansive and curious as well as multi-faceted.


As a white person of Irish, British, Greek, and matrilineal Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, I root in my ancestry and engage in ongoing work to dismantle internal and external forms of white fragility, colonizing systems, patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. I endeavor to integrate decolonial, anti-oppressive, and liberatory praxis into my daily work.


Land Acknowledgment 

Sitting on Dakota land, I hold deep reverence for the healing and living space I occupy and endeavor to bring honor in my service to community. 


I acknowledge the Dakota (or Sioux) and the Ojibwa (Anishinabe or Chippewa) people as the traditional residers and caretakers of this land. I recognize that the land was never ceded and I pay deep respect to sovereign Native and Indigenous cultures and communities; and to Elders both past and present.



Generously given with permission.
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"Thank you for teaching me how to feel where in my body I know things... and how to distinguish those energies in my feelings.

I feel so much safer and stronger now than I did when we started therapy. Thank you so much."


"I appreciate how gentle and genuine you are."

"Emily's warm vibes and down-to-earth approach really helped me."


"I feel you came to me at the right time.  In a short time, I received so much from you. 

You truly helped, and your guidance gave me comfort and ease over the past several months. Thank you. "


"Art therapy rescued me, it gave me my freedom to be artistic again, it challenges me weekly to heal through all the colors.

This has all happened in Emily’s space. There is a sort of magic about it..."