Art Therapy Buffalo
Rachel Sikorski, LCAT, ATR-BC, RPT-S
- Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
- Registered & Board-Certified Art Therapist
- Registered Play Therapist & RPT-Supervisor
- Trauma / EMDR Therapy
- Clinical Supervision / Consultation
- Private Practice: Children, Teens, Adults, Families
Rachel Sikorski, LCAT, ATR-BC, RPT-S is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) as well as a registered, board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) and registered play therapist (RPT-S). Rachel is a founding member and webmaster of Art Therapy Buffalo. Rachel is a long-time professional member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
Rachel specializes in the integration of the arts into psychotherapy for individuals of all ages, but in particular, trauma treatment for children as well as adults with childhood or attachment trauma. Rachel has extensive professional training and experience utilizing psychodynamic, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based approaches in her clinical practice. Rachel has completed extensive training in trauma treatment, including PC (Progressive Counting), EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and a comprehensive trauma certificate through the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute (TI/TCI).
Rachel has been providing mental health treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families for over 15 years. Her professional experience includes several years of work supporting youth in residential treatment, as well as adults and families in outpatient clinics and school-based settings. She has experience working with a variety of client populations, including those with trauma, attachment, and adjustment-related disorders; anxiety, mood, and dissociative disorders; oppositional and related behavioral issues; self-harm and emotional regulation concerns; as well as deficits in executive functioning and impairments associated with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD/ADD and ASD.
Presently, she works in private practice full-time, while also serving part-time as an adjunct lecturer and the Art Therapy Minor Program Coordinator at Buffalo State College. Her goal therein is to educate the public and work to expand the reach of art therapy to communities in need; she believes that increasing affordable access to graduate-level training in art therapy will serve to increase the representation and accessibility of more culturally and racially diverse art therapy professionals in the field as a whole, as well as within many underserved communities in Buffalo.