Our Collective 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.
AMY LEITER, ATR, LPCC
Founder, Art Therapist & Studio Artist
Community Impact & In-Service Facilitator
As the Founder of Violet Hive Art Therapy and Healing, 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 therapy is for everyone no matter their artistic level. As an art therapist, I provide a space that is creative but also safe for clients (teens and 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 healing and growth to occur. Learn how a Creative Transitions can return you to your authentic path and let your heart have a moment to speak. Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Creative Transitions, Mindfulness, Relational, Trauma-Focused, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory. (Learn more)
Studios: Revival Art, Chakra & Energy Work, Teen Art Studio, and Friday Night Feature: Dreamcatchers and Fiber Arts (Adults)
BRIDGET HOFSTADTER, LPCC 2017
Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist & Studio Artist
Community Impact & In-Service Facilitator
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. Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psycho-education, and Psychodynamic Theory.
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.
Studios: Teen Art Studio (13-17yrs), Friday Night Feature: Dreamcatchers (Adult). (Learn more)
NISSA JACKMAN, LMFT, ATR
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist
Studio Artist & Community Impact & In-Service Assistant
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, currently licensed in both Colorado and California. My practice focuses on those on the Autism Spectrum and helping families navigate the diagnosis and find their new normal; children, adolescents, and adults experiencing grief, anxiety, and depression; and adults experiencing phase of life and attachment problems. I'm a certified SoulCollage® facilitator and have completed Level I Gottman Couples Therapy training.
As an Art Therapist I blend psychotherapy and art making, allowing you to talk about your issues while learning ways to creatively communicate and work through them. Art-making allows you to tap into your unconscious, cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself, and utilize creative ways to cope.
Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment, Self Psychology, Family Systems, SoulCollage® facilitator. (Learn more)
Groups: IRON LADIES: Women's Art Therapy Group
Studios: Feed Your Demon Art Studio Friday Night Feature: SoulCollage® (Adults) Soul Companion Art Studio
Painting Studio Artist & Community Impact Assistant
My approach to using art as healing is to invite people to explore the powerful inner language of art while following their emotions and desires. I am driven by helping others learn to communicate while balancing between intuitive thoughts and principles of design such as color theory, contrast, shapes, textures and composition. (Learn More)
Studios: Become a Mixed Media Master: Abstract Self-Portraits (1-week Kids camp), Abstract Self Portrait, Mandala and Teen Mural Project
Ceramics Studio Artist & Community Impact Assistant
Finding innovative ways for self-expression through the use of art materials and everyday objects is a passion of mine. I enjoy working with and among others to build a sense of community, nurture positive self-identities, and contribute to environments that cultivate risk-taking, creative problem solving, resilience, discovery, and accomplishment.
Studio Artist & Art Therapy Intern
I am completing my clinical requirements for a Master's Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College. I have also worked in the mental health field for two years. I use an integrative approach that focuses on my clients needs and strengths. I'm passionate about raising awareness around mental health and using art therapy to help the community.
Our Partner Practitioners are following their passions and building their practices sharing space at Violet Hive's Art Studio. These Practitioners specialize in Art Therapy, Trauma-Informed Yoga and offer Art Programming, Movement Programming and Therapeutic Groups.
JESSICA KUCHINSKI, LPC, ATR
Art Therapist and Psychotherapist
Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory. Jess is also a Medicaid provider. (Learn more)