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This Friday: An Art Therapy Gallery Opening at BALANCE!
JOIN US FOR
BALANCE's first Art Therapy Gallery Opening
Friday February 22nd
6pm to 9pm at BALANCE
112 west 27 street, 7th floor, nyc
For this special evening former clients of BALANCE have been invited to come together and submit art pieces created while undergoing treatment in art therapy at BALANCE. The collection of artwork displayed will highlight the journey of recovery from an eating disorder with use of visual medium and metaphor.
This will be a formal event to celebrate recovery, provide education about creative arts therapies, and mark the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week.
MEET OUR ART THERAPIST & HOST FOR THE EVENT!
Maggie Ritnour, LMHC, LCAT, ATR-BC
Maggie is a licensed mental health counselor and licensed creative arts therapist. She began studying art in high school, and then received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She obtained her masters of psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2009. She has experience using art as therapy in work with children, adolescents and adults in hospital settings since 2000.
Maggie is a humanistic therapist who approaches her clients using a multi-cultural framework and trauma-informed lens. She is wholeheartedly committed to Health At Every Size. She believes when people get in touch with their own creative voice they often find therapy in the confidence of learning a new language, the ability to speak with their art and listen with their eyes.
Maggie is also a certified Irish dance teacher; she loves to teach and dance as much as possible. She incorporates her knowledge of body movement with her therapeutic understanding of people. Maggie is passionate about using art and mindful body awareness in her work and life.
Learn more about Maggie in her Staff Spotlight here!