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Authenticity Starts Here

Art Therapy and other practices for reconnecting with your true Self

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Meet Anna 

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Anna W. McCarthy is a queer identifying licensed creative arts therapist and certified Reiki Practitioner. She has a passion for helping people find comfort and healing through the use of art for self-exploration and expression. Anna provides individual and group art therapy sessions, workshops, energy healing services, and Tarot card readings. She is also an artist and sells her artwork. Anna creates a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTQIA+ community and encourages clients to slow down, connect within, trust their intuition, and live more authentic and fulfilling lives. Her mission is to empower people to find their creative and artistic style and confidence, and use art materials to cope with life's challenges.

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Why Art Therapy?

It can help with


Creating is inherent in us as humans, but we just stop practicing after childhood. Repetition creates confidence and dare I say...mastery? 

Choice and control

You get to choose the mediums and have complete autonomy in whether you even choose to create or spend your session talking instead. You end up learning your choice was the right one all along. You learn to trust your choices. 


Art Therapy allows you to create images that can express all matter of feelings and experiences, held confidentially by the art and art therapist alike. No one decides what your art means but you.

Telling your story

Language and speech is linear and there is only so much you can say in a 60 minute session. With art, however, you can express ALL of it much more quickly AND it no longer exists only within your mind and heart. Your story becomes tangible and more easily sharable, if you so choose.

Insight and Intuition

When we step back and allow the art and our unconscious to take the wheel, it shows us exactly what we need to express and witness within ourselves. 

Limitless Coping

In art therapy sessions, you learn to use art materials  express traumatic experiences, difficult emotions, hopes, dreams, and worries. This skill is transferrable to your life outside of sessions too. You will learn how to sit with difficulties and express them in a constructive and creative way that will benefit you throughout your life 


"Anna's studio is warm and inviting, in sync with Anna's nature, both creating psychological safety to let walls down, dig in deep and get to work. Some therapy methods can be exhausting, but the time spent with Anna was, dare I say, uplifting...I was thankful for every moment spent in the studio with Anna, learning and growing into my best self."

-Lauren Garlapo



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1333 Strad Avenue North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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