BFA in Fine Arts | University of Illinois at Chicago
Pursuing MA in Counseling: Art Therapy at Adler University
Type of Therapy
Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT)
About Angelica Hardman
Angelica is pursuing her Masters of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. She previously received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Associate’s in Fine Arts from the College of DuPage.
Angelica decided to pursue Art Therapy directly out of high school after it was suggested to her by a teacher and took her time completing classes, balancing work, and school. While obtaining her degrees, she spent time working as a direct support staff member working with the developmentally disabled and spent several years as an assistant teacher in an Early Childcare Center. The skills and compassion practiced during this journey helped prepared her to become a compassionate and welcoming therapeutic style.
As an art therapy student, she is interested in adapting various theories and methods to best suit the needs of the individual, intersectionality, and is an advocate for disability rights. In her free time, she enjoys making stained glass, painting, and curling up on the couch with some television or a good book.
Unique Approach to Therapy
What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my clients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes the Center for Creative Arts Therapy world-class.
Specialized & Extended Training
What makes Angelica Hardman stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Center for Creative Arts Therapy therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Azizi from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to clients.
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