Art Therapy Buffalo
Rachel Sikorski, LCAT
- Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
- Children, Teens, Adults, Families
- Trauma / EMDR Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Clinical Supervision / Consultation
Rachel Sikorski, LCAT, ATR-BC is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), and nationally-registered, board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC). Rachel is a founding member and webmaster of Art Therapy Buffalo, a professional network of creative arts therapists in the Buffalo-Niagara region of Western NY. Rachel is a long-time professional member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), as well as serves on the board of its local chapter, WNYATA (Western New York Art Therapy Association).
In addition to specializing in the integration of the visual arts into psychotherapy for individuals of all ages, Rachel has extensive professional training and experience utilizing play therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed treatment approaches in her clinical practice. Rachel has completed training in the trauma-resolution methods of PC (Progressive Counting) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), as well as a 9-month, comprehensive trauma certificate training through the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute (TI/TCI). She is currently working towards certification as a registered play therapist supervisor (RPT-S) through the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
Rachel has been providing trauma-informed art therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families for over 13 years. Her professional experience includes several years of work with at-risk youth in residential treatment, as well as adults and families in outpatient mental health and school-based settings. She has experience working with a variety of client populations, including those with trauma and adjustment-related disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, conduct-related issues, developmental disabilities, and autism-spectrum disorders, in both individual and group contexts. Presently, she works in private practice, with an office in the heart of Buffalo. She is an adjunct lecturer and the Art Therapy Minor Program Coordinator at Buffalo State College, within the Art & Design Department. Her goal is to expand this program to increase access to graduate-level training in art therapy, thereby increasing representation in the field and accessibility to more culturally and racially diverse art therapy professionals who can provide services to underserved communities of Buffalo.