Collective Therapeutic Team

As a collective of therapists we are striving to bring art to the community and therapeutic services to families and organizations in need by making art more accessible to everyone, especially those who may not call themselves artists. The act of expressing one’s self through mindfulness and art brings us back to our authentic selves, allows us to feel connected to our dreams and it heals us. Learn more about our providers below… we lead studios and all provide therapeutic services.

 
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AMY LEITER, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
Founding Partner and Transpersonal Art Practitioner
Clarkson Office Space, North Cap Hill + Nurture

As the Founder of Violet Hive Art Collective and it's Community Initiative Violet Hive Art Therapy (Bee Mighty), my personal mission is to connect people through relationship and community, as well as, providing opportunities for healing through the creative arts while going through life’s many transitions. I believe art and art therapy are for everyone, no matter their artistic level. As an art therapist, I provide a space that is creative but also safe for clients (pre-teens-adults) to explore emotions and challenges. Often unexpressed words and emotions are at the heart of symptoms and behaviors. Through creative expression, art can allow openings for shifts in daily life and growth to occur. Learn how we can mindfully and creatively return you to your authentic path and allow you to move toward living a more fulfilled life. 

Specializations: Women and Pre-teens ages 10-14-yrs-old experiencing Life Transitions including: Anxiety, Depression, and Judgment of self or others.

Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Spiritual Emergence, Relational, Trauma-Focused, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory. I also offer Revival Art + Energy and Transformational Consulting (Purpose and Career Guidance) (Learn more at amyleiter.com).

STUDIOS AND SERVICES:  
Children's Studio: In-Between Art Studio (10-13yrs)
Revival Art + Energy 3-week Intensive and Intermediate Women's Studios

 
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BRIDGET HOFSTADTER, MA, LPCC
Registered Psychotherapist & Art Therapist
Partner, Operations Manager, and Lead Studio Facilitator
Honeycomb Annex, Santa Fe Art District + Nurture

I believe in the power of art to assist clients and participants in gaining insight and new perspectives to help facilitate personal growth. As a counselor, art therapist and workshop facilitator at Violet Hive Art Therapy, I use a client-centered method working together with clients to attain the common goal of building a therapeutic relationship and healing. I have worked with a variety of clients of various experiences, ages, and challenges. I am most honored to be a part of the planning and organization of children's and teen programming with Denver Public Schools and other community organizations. I enjoy using, ceramics, mixed media and fiber arts personally, with clients and participants. 

Specializations: Teens ages 14-18yrs-old experiencing and Young Women (Adults) experiencing Life Transitions including: Anxiety, Depression, and Judgment of self or others.

Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psycho-education, and Psychodynamic Theory.

STUDIOS AND SERVICES: Women's Studio 3-week Intensive: Revival Art + Energy work and full fee services. To schedule with Bridget please fill out a consult form.

 
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Katelynn Dwyer, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, 200 E-RYT 
Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher
Honeycomb Annex, Santa Fe Art District + Nurture

I believe wholeheartedly in the cathartic process of finding oneself through the journey of Art Therapy. Whether one chooses to define themself as 'creative' or not, I believe that each and every one of us is the embodiment of creativity in some form. You deserve all that this universe has to offer - starting with yourself.

I use a person-centered, art-in-therapy, along with a Jungian approach, allowing the client to determine the entirety of our sessions together. Even the smallest, most minute realizations all inevitably lead to growth. It is a culmination of establishing a comfortable, safe, sacred space and building a helping relationship; guided by the light of the individual seeking treatment. Art is introduced in our sessions together when words are not enough, and the feelings and acknowledgement of the need for expressivity comes to a point where this is discovered.

Art Therapy fosters and provides an outlet for self-exploration, awareness, and a deeper understanding of the heart that beats inside of us all. I have seen firsthand that one becomes stronger for understanding that in the midst of the creative process your breakdowns become breakthroughs. I have gained tools to encourage and provide a means of communication, understanding and expression in people of all ages who have trouble doing so on their own.

Specializations: Children with learning and developmental disabilities, Behavioral patterns and attention deficits; Young adults; and Adults with an array of developmental, physical, Traumatic Brain Injury-induced disabilities, as well as Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness techniques.

STUDIOS AND SERVICES:
VH Open Heart Art Studio(6-9), VH In-between Art Studio (9-13), VH Inclusive Teen Art Studio (13-18yrs), Full Fee Art Therapy. To schedule with Katelynn please fill out a consult form.

 
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Leanne Stull, MA, LPCC 
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate,
Extern Art Therapist
Clarkson Office Space, North Capitol Hill

I believe art has the natural ability to connect us with our inherent wisdom and wholeness. As an art therapist, I use strength-based and client-centered models to support individuals in strengthening self-identity, managing emotions, and healing from past challenges. Using artmaking as the foundation of the therapeutic relationship, my hope is to provide a safe space for transformation, healing, and connection to unfold.

Specializations: Clients (8yrs old+) using an integrative, client-centered approach that include modalities such as: Art Therapy, Attachment-Based, Mindfulness, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy, Transpersonal and Trauma-Informed approaches. To schedule Art Therapy with Leanne please fill out a consult form.

 
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Brayden Jones, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate,
Extern Art Therapist  
Honeycomb Annex, Santa Fe Art District

As an art therapist I believe in the inherent healing potential that happens in the creative art process, particularly in community with others. I have experience working with aging adults, adolescents, and the LGBT+ community. I especially enjoy working with young people who have a difficult family life and individuals going through transitional periods of life. I align with a mindfulness approach to art therapy and a client-centered modality. Healing through advocacy and education are important factors to my therapeutic approach. 

STUDIOS AND SERVICES:  
Inclusive Teen Art Studio (14-17yrs) TBD, and Reduced Fee Art Therapy. To schedule with Brayden please fill out a consult form.

 
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Meagan Andersen
Perspective MA Saint Mary of the Woods College, 2020
Intern Art Therapist  
Honeycomb Annex, Santa Fe Art District + Nurture

Art has the amazing power to release the areas of the mind that have been locked up due to previous traumas and experiences.  I have experienced and believe in the inherent healing nature that art provides which allows us, as art therapists, an avenue to reach our clients in a different way and create deeper connections through active engagement in art practices.  I utilize mindfulness practices in my therapeutic approach and always encourage clients to look inward to find their own personal strengths to promote their healing.  In order to be successful in the art therapy setting, creating a safe space for clients to grow, share, and heal is always priority.

STUDIOS AND SERVICES:
VH Open Heart Art Studio(6-9), VH In-between Art Studio (9-13), VH Inclusive Teen Art Studio (13-18yrs), Reduced Fee Art Therapy and Full Fee Art Therapy. To schedule with Meagan please fill out a consult form.

 
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Myka Johnson
Perspective MA Naropa, 2020
Intern Art Therapist  
Honeycomb Annex, Santa Fe Art District

I strongly believe in the healing capabilities that come from the creative process, especially when in community. My previous experience has given me the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, women recovering from sexual trauma, the LGBTQ+ community, and women's issues. Mindfulness based transpersonal approaches play an important role in my personal practice. I especially enjoy creating a sense of belonging in community, strengthening relationships with the inner child, and nurturing skills in emotional intelligence. It is important to me that therapeutic space is held with a client- centered approach.

STUDIOS AND SERVICES:
VH Open Heart Art Studio(6-9), VH In-between Art Studio (9-13), VH Inclusive Teen Art Studio (13-18yrs), Reduced Fee Art Therapy and Full Fee Art Therapy. To schedule with Myka in August please fill out a consult form.

 
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Katy Rosenblatt 
Perspective MA Naropa, 2020 
Intern Art Therapist   
Honeycomb Annex, Santa Fe Art District

I believe creating art can help individuals gain insight through connecting with various levels of the self; as well as exploring new outlooks that will assist in healing and personal growth. I utilize a mindfulness approach with a client-centered modality to support the client’s therapeutic process. I have had the pleasure of working with an assortment of clients of diverse experiences, ages, and challenges. My goal is to create a brave space that inspires community, connection, and curiosity. 

STUDIOS AND SERVICES:
VH Open Heart Art Studio(6-9), VH In-between Art Studio (9-13), VH Inclusive Teen Art Studio (13-18yrs), Reduced Fee Art Therapy and Full Fee Art Therapy. To schedule with Katy in August please fill out a consult form.