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Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow

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 As a licensed and nationally board certified art therapist and mental health counselor,  educator, and school guidance counselor, I work with children and teens with a variety of presenting problems, including serious medical conditions, trauma, grief and loss issues, and pervasive developmental disorders, including children with autism. I also specialize in working with children of  military families. As a mental health counselor I specialize in women's issues too.

Degrees: BA in English and Elementary Education (Barry University); MEd in Specific Learning Disabilities (University of Missouri-Columbia) MAT in Art Therapy (Vermont College of Norwich University); PhD in Art Education and Art Therapy (The Florida State University)

License/Certification: Board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board; Board-certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in New Mexico; Licensed Mental Heath Counselor (LMHC) in Florida; Certified Florida teacher in the areas of Art, Reading, Specific Learning Disabilities, Guidance, and Elementary Education.

Prior Experiences : Before opening my private practice,  Children’s Corner: Art Therapy for Children in 2003, I served as the director of the graduate art therapy program at Barry University for 3 years and currently I serve as a faculty member of the distance-learning art therapy graduate program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana.  For 6 years I worked as a school art therapist in both the Broward and Miami-Dade Public school systems.  I have had significant involvement in the American Art Therapy Association including being President, National Conference Chair, and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. I also served as President, Conference Chair and Secretary of the Florida Art Therapy Association.  I have and continue to make contributions to the art education and art therapy literature.

Interests/Hobbies: I have another professional life as an active member of The Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society International, an honorary society of key women educators. I have served the Society as my chapter president, on my state board and as state webmaster. I have also served on regional and international committees for the Society. I traveled and spoke in Canada as part of the organization's International Speaker's Fund. In addition to my passion for mixed-media and jewelry design I love to make hand-made cards for all occasions.

Special Note from Peg: Art therapy is a profession that is recognized around the world. In 2014 by invitiation, through a Fulbright Senior Grant and the University of Akureyri in Iceland, I introduced art therapy to the students, faculty and administration in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences on campus. It is hoped that one day the University of Akureyri will house the first graduate art therapy program in Iceland. Art therapy is a treatment based on strengths and interests as well as concerns. Conducted through art-making and verbal expressions, art is seen as a language and viewed as self-talk, bringing insight and changes to beliefs and behaviors, while empowering the client beyond the treatment sessions.


Email: dr.pegdunnsnow@arttherapyforchildren.com