Art Therapy Buffalo
Rachel Sikorski, LCAT
- Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
- Children, Teens, Adults, Families
- Trauma / EMDR Therapy
- Child-Centered Play
- 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, as well serves on the board of local chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA): The Western New York Art Therapy Association (WNYATA).
In addition to the integrating the creative arts into psychotherapy for individuals of all ages, Rachel has professional training and experience utilizing play, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed treatment approaches in her clinical practice. Rachel completed full trainings in the trauma-resolution methods of PC (Progressive Counting) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy. Rachel also completed 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 (RPT) through the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
Rachel has been providing trauma-informed treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families for well over a decade. Her professional experience includes years of work with at-risk youth in residential treatment, as well as adults and families in outpatient mental health. 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 a lecturer and Art Therapy Minor Program Coordinator at Buffalo State College, for the department of Art & Design.