Maria Watkins, LPC (Missouri) and LCPC (Illinois), ATR (Registered Art Therapist) received her bachelor’s in arts from Creighton University with an emphasis in psychology and supports in art, philosophy and sociology. Her two master’s degrees (Art Therapy and Clinical Psychology) are from Emporia State University. She has been serving adults, adolescents, children, couples and families for 26 years in different capacities and settings (schools, community health clinic, and in both inpatient and outpatient settings). Through a blend of creative expression and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including trauma focus and dialectical behavioral skills, Maria provides tools that will allow clients of all ages to find a voice for their personal growth and development. Some areas in which Maria has much experience are ADHD, children in trauma, anxiety, depression, children in the middle of divorce. Her additional areas of experience include understanding how to have a healthy relationship with Borderline Personality Disorder, grief work and couples. Recently, since the Coronavirus pandemic, she has received training in Telehealth and is interested in continuing this as a modality to reach those clients who are difficult to reach. She is interested in supporting clients to become the best version of themselves in a multi-faceted way (emotionally, mentally, physically, socially and spiritually).