Trauma-trained, social justice-oriented,
LGBTQIA+ affirming art therapy.
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.
We need to
dismantle systems and symptoms of oppression through resistance, education, and social involvement.
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.
Complex Trauma Training and Healing from a Multi-cultural Feminist Lens
from Adaptive Internal Resourcing Network (AIR)
Polyvagal-Focused and Sensorimotor Art Therapy from The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
REGISTERED & CREDENTIALED
ART THERAPY ADLERIAN PSYCHOLOGY
STUDIO ART MAJOR
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Burren College of Art,
County Clare in Ireland
Emily Taylor, MA, ATR, LPCC
Details about my formal credentials explained
I am a licensed, trauma trained, credentialed and accredited psychologist and art therapist (ATR) who is a 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 many years necessary education, exams, training and practice.
I also am a registered art therapist (ATR) 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 is currently pending.
As a therapist, I sit with more than 5+ years and 3,000+ hours of therapeutic experience as a clinician, including 40+ hours of 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
As a 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.
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, and racism. I endeavor to integrate decolonial, anti-oppressive, and liberatory praxis into my daily work.
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.
"I appreciate how gentle and genuine you are."
"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..."
"Emily's warm vibes and down-to-earth approach really helped me."
"Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work you did with me. You wont believe how far I’ve come! I couldn’t have gotten to a place to do this and have a positive experience without all you taught me. I can’t thank you enough."
"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."