Our Collective Team

SOMETIMES IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO CREATE AND HEAL

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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.

 

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AMY LEITER, MA, LPC, ATR
Art Psychotherapist & Studio Artist
VH Founder, Program Director & Community Impact 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 (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 healing and growth to occur. Learn how we can mindfully and creatively return you to your authentic path and let your heart have a moment to speak. 

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

ART STUDIOS: Open Heart Art Studio (Kids 7-10 yrs old) 
Revival Art + Energy work Sessions (3-week Course, 1 of 3) 
Thursdays: 01/25, 02/01, 02/08, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Are you curious about working with your energy for personal growth and a renewed sense of presence? Revival Energy Series, we will explore three aspects of our energy power centers: the chakra system, mindfulness, and healing art. *This may become a therapeutic group meeting weekly. Please message me if you are interested.

 
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BRIDGET HOFSTADTER, LPCC 2017
Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist & Studio Artist
VH Operations Manager, 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. 

ART STUDIO: Teen Art Studio (13-17yrs)

 
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NISSA JACKMAN, LMFT, ATR
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist
VH Compliance & Development Coordinator, & 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. 

THERAPEUTIC GROUPS: IRON LADIES: Women's Art Therapy Group 
ART STUDIOS:  Soul Companion Art Studio

 
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LISA LAMOREAUX, LPC
Psychotherapist & Art Therapist
VH Research and Collective Development

As an art therapist Lisa utilizes the creative process as a modality to facilitate healing. She specializes in the treatment of psychological trauma, and its subsequent issues including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. She has 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)

 
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LAUREN HAMILTON
Registered Psychotherapist, MA Candidate,
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. 

ART STUDIOS: Open Heart Art Studio (Kids 7-10 yrs old) and Teen Art Studios (13-17yrs old)

 

Partner Practitioners and Artists

Our Partner Practitioners and Artists are following their passions and building their practices or Art Education businesses sharing space at Violet Hive's Art Studio. These Practitioners specialize in Therapy, and offer Art Programming.

 
 
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EMMANUELLE AUZAIS, LPCC
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:
Abstract Painting: Develop Your Inner Language!
Saturdays, 1:00 PM  4:00 PM
Let Emmanuelle guide you through the journey of creating an Abstract Painting. In this studio, you will discover how Abstract Painting can be considered a reflective practice in a way that you will be invited to dive into your inner world and then express it freely and creatively. 

 
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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)