Our Collective Team

Group2-with Lisa 2.jpg

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.


Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor & Studio Artist
VH Founder and Program Director

As the Founder of Violet Hive Art Collective and it's 501(3)(c) nonprofit 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. 

Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Creative Transitions (career guidance, Mindfulness, Relational, Trauma-Focused, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory. (Learn more at amyleiter.com)

Children's Studio: Open Heart Art Studio (7-10 yrs) 
Women's Studio 3-week Intensive: Revival Art + Energy work SessionsWomen's Studio Weekly: Revival Art + Energy Quarterly Course (Weekly, 6-weeks at a time)

Violet Hive-677.jpg

Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist & Studio Artist
VH Operations Manager and Program 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. 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. 

Approaches and modalities include: Art Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness, Psycho-education, and Psychodynamic Theory.
STUDIOS: Teen Art Studio (14-17yrs)


Psychotherapist & Art Therapist
VH Research and Collective Development

As an art therapist I utilize the creative process as a modality to facilitate healing. I specialize in the treatment of psychological trauma, and its subsequent issues including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. I havean extensive experience working with life transitions, attachment issues, family system concerns, and developmental disabilities including children and young adults on the spectrum. 

Approaches and modalities include:  Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), And Systemic Theory. (Learn more)


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Board Certified Art Therapist

VH Compliance & Development Coordinator

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. 

IRON LADIES: Women's Art Therapy Group 


Registered Psychotherapist,
VH Art Therapy Intern & Studio Artist  

I am passionate about Art Therapy and working with groups and individuals of all ages. I have the availability to see clients individually at Violet Hive for a reduced fee. I believe in the power of art as a means for self-expression, personal growth, healing, and transformation. I enjoy working with others to build a sense of community, nurture positive self-image, and contribute to environments that cultivate risk-taking, creative problem solving, safety, discovery, and resilience. As a therapist, I use an integrative, client-centered approach to working with clients that include modalities such as: Art Therapy, mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Trauma-Informed approaches. 

Children's Studio: Open Heart Art Studio (7-10 yrs) 
Women's Studio 3-week Intensive: Revival Art + Energy work SessionsWomen's Studio Weekly: Revival Art + Energy Quarterly Course (Weekly, 6-weeks at a time)

Screen Shot 2018-02-28 at 4.07.45 PM.png

Chelsea Slay
MA Candidate, Southwestern College
VH Art Therapy Intern & Studio Artist  

I believe that art and creativity can guide those looking to focus on growth and transformation in a deeper more complete way. As a therapist, I employ an integrative and eclectic approach utilizing humanistic and client-centered lens. I apply a diverse collection of methods and techniques including mindfulness, behavioral, and strength-based modalities. This may encompass Art Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and traditional talk therapy. I aim to meet each client where they are at recognizing individual needs, looking at underlying challenges, and patterns of behavior by building on the client's inner strength, self-esteem, and encouraging continued exploration of self-actualization for personal transformation and growth. 

Children's Studio: Open Heart Art Studio (7-10 yrs) 
Women's Studio Weekly: Revival Art + Energy Quarterly Course
Weekly, 6-weeks at a time)