Art Takes Courage
"Georgia O'Keeffe once said, 'To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.' As both an art therapist and counselor, I understand the courage it takes to create a better life for yourself using comprehensive mental health care."
Chandra Davis, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT is an art therapist and counselor working in private practice in the Greater Washington DC area. A native of Tampa, FL, she graduated from the George Washington University with a M.A. in art therapy in 2007.
Prior to establishing her private practice, Davis worked in various mental health capacities including schools, hospitals, artist studios, and outpatient facilities. She provided individual and group psychotherapy, psychoeducation, case management and art therapy to people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and trauma-related disorders. While at PIW, she collaborated with other clinicians to present at the International Society for Stress, Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) annual conference on vicarious traumatization in practitioners and the management of traumatic stress. In addition, she started her private practice part-time in 2010.
In 2014, Davis transitioned to her practice full-time, where she specializes in art and psychotherapy with clients ranging from adolescent to adulthood and working with Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) who struggle with race-based stress and trauma.
She currently co-facilitates a group for BIPOC women that focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender and intergenerational trauma. In 2017, she co-wrote a paper entitled, “Challenging the Myth of Black Women—A Short-term, Structured Art Experience Group: Exploring the Intersection of Race, Gender and Intergenerational Trauma,” for the Smith College Studies of Social Work Journal.
In 2019, Davis completed Level One training in Internal Family System (IFS) and now incorporated this modality into her practice. Currently, she is working towards her 200 hr Yoga Teacher certification and certification as a Reiki Master.
Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Maryland
Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist (LCPAT) Maryland
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