In this episode, Robyn talks with us about how art therapy can support children with anxiety, depression, anger, and issues of self-esteem. Her passion about supporting children through creativity is immense and she shares about her experiences as an art therapist working with children of many ages. She discusses one of her speciality creations, “Paint it out boxing” and talks about her recent publication in a book about supporting children of divorced parents. Take a listen and enjoy!

Robyn has been working with children, adolescents and young adults for over a decade in schools, counseling programs and hospitals. She has her educational background in Mental Health Counseling (2006) as well as Clinical Art Therapy (2008) and has studied play and sand-tray therapy techniques. Robyn started Paint the Stars with the goal of helping children feel better by getting in touch with their creative side. Robyn has previously worked on Pediatric Units in hospitals, special needs chronic hospitalization clients, she has created and ran various Children and Adolescent Mental Health programming and she is also an adjunct professor. She also creates her own artwork while spending time with her family. Robyn specializes in children suffering from anxiety, depression, anger issues, school/peer/family related issues as well as food and sensory issues. She recently published a chapter (Resilience of Youth Overcoming Divorce Related Stressors) in the book, “Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth.” Robyn and Paint the Stars have been nominated three times for the Best Kids Docs Nominations through New Jersey Family Magazine, 2016, 2019 and 2020. Her passion has always been helping children and creating art and she considers herself lucky to have a career doing both.

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