Lindsay is a trained art therapist and believes in the power of art making towards wellness, healing and when words are not enough.
Lindsay Downs, is originally from Denver, CO and has lived in Indiana and Mississippi. Lindsay earned her master’s degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University in Alexandria, VA and her bachelor’s in Graphic Design from Belhaven University. Lindsay’s journey into the mental health profession and as an art therapist began working with families in crisis with a non-profit in Jackson, MS and volunteering as an artist within the community serving survivors of domestic abuse and elders in continuing care facilities. Lindsay is a member of the American Art Therapy Association and is working towards earning her ATR-BC and LPC in Virginia.
Lindsay sees therapy as a collaborative relationship to support her clients’ holistic wellness goals and needs and personal growth. Lindsay strives to empower clients through the creative process and art therapy as a way to self-discovery and self-expression, processing and addressing trauma, reducing stress and anxiety, alleviating depression and finding freedom to heal.
Lindsay is a trained art therapist and utilizes play and recreational based techniques into her therapuetic approaches. Lindsay specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional and mental wellness needs, relational conflicts and concerns, life transitions, multiculturalism and spirituality, grief and loss, self-esteem and behavioral concerns. Lindsay also has extensive experience working with those living with degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia and brain trauma.
Lindsay enjoys making art; drawing, painting, ceramics/sculpture, wood-burning, watercolors, collage, etc. spending time with friends and family, being in nature as much as possible as well as advocating and volunteering in her local community.Therapeutic Approaches:Person-centered and HumanisticPsychodynamicExistentialStrengths-based