Registered Art Therapist
Annie Mell works as the Art Therapist for EDCare conducting assessments, individual sessions, as well as group sessions. In addition, she spends at least one day per week working in the milieu, growing to know the patients in a more complete way.
Annie earned her BA in Psychology and Fine Arts, as well as her MA in Art Therapy, at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Due to the trauma-focused program she attended, Annie is able to practice trauma informed care, which she believes is an important aspect of anyone’s recovery. In her studies, she was able to travel and work with at-risk youth in rural South Africa, where she furthered her appreciation for the differences amongst cultures, while also recognizing the uniformity in trauma as a human experience.
She brings trauma training and unconditional positive regard into her practice wherever she works, whether it is with female ex-offenders, a trauma clinic, or the patients at EDCare, as it is often continues the foundation for future growth.