Art Therapy Buffalo
Karie Schwartz, ATR-BC
- Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
- Children, Adolescents, Families
- Therapeutic Play
- Clinical Supervision
- Individuals & Groups
Karie Schwartz earned her Master’s in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in New York State and a registered, board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
Karie currently works at Gateway-Longview’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Buffalo, as a clinical supervisor. She provides individual mental health counseling to children and adolescents ages 3-21 (and is able to see adult family members if appropriate and their child is enrolled at clinic), who present with a variety of symptoms including, but not limited to, post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors and family difficulties. She is trained in EMDR therapy, a trauma therapy approach, and also integrates mindfulness techniques, mind-body connection work, and therapeutic play to assist individuals and families achieve their treatment goals. Karie is a coordinator and trainer for the agency in the model of Solution Focused Trauma Informed Care.
Karie's previous work in the field includes her partnership with the Mental Health Association of Erie County providing grant-funded art therapy groups to youth throughout the area. Karie has worked as an adjunct professor at Buffalo State College, teaching their undergraduate Introduction to Art Therapy course for art therapy minors. Karie has also worked with survivors of domestic violence at the Kathleen Mary House providing individual art therapy to the adults in the home.