Lauren Schlenger, MA, ATR-P, Resident in Counseling (VA)

  • Education:  BA in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Maryland; MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University
  • Location: CNH, Sheikh Zayed campus
  • Joined Tracy’s Kids:  as a Scribbling Siblings summer art therapist in 2018; as a full-time art therapist in 2021
  • Favorite Artists: Wayne Thiebaud, Vincent Van Gogh, Eric Carle
  • Artistic Interests: Photography, watercolors, and experimenting with lots of different art media!
  • What I love about this work: I love working with such a diverse range of patients and their families; seeing the joy, comfort, connection, and pride that can come from creating art in the hospital setting; and collaborating with incredible psychosocial and medical teams to support the needs of patients and families.
  • A highlight of my work this year: Starting my role at Tracy’s Kids! In addition, while there were so many challenges in 2020, it was an honor to witness the resilience of those I worked with; shifting to telehealth helped me stretch my own creativity, and allowed me to support parents and other clinicians through virtual therapeutic artmaking workshops. I love being able to bring art to others in an accessible way!
  • Three words to describe me: Thoughtful, sensitive, dedicated
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