Art Therapy Buffalo
- Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
- Children, Teens, Adults, Families
- Trauma / EMDR Therapy
- Child-Centered Play
- Art Therapy Supervision / Consultation
Rachel Sikorski, LCAT, ATR-BC is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), as well as a nationally registered and board certified art therapist (ATR-BC). Rachel is a founding member and webmaster of Art Therapy Buffalo, as well as a board member for 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 therapeutic play, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed treatment approaches in her clinical practice as well. 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).
Rachel has been providing trauma-informed treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families for the past ten years. Her professional experience includes years of work with at-risk children and adolescents 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. She operates a full-time private practice in the heart of the city, near the Elmwood Village and Allentown neighborhoods.