Art as Healing: Christlyn McCaskill's Journey as an Art Therapist in Baltimore

Welcome to "The Truth in This Art" with your host Rob Lee! Join us for an insightful episode as we unveil the healing power of art therapy with artist & art therapist Christlyn McCaskill. Christlyn is a trauma-informed art therapist and counselor practicing in Baltimore, Maryland. Christlyn has experience working with both adults and adolescents with various diagnoses in varying settings including military hospitals, inpatient hospitals, day programs, and trauma clinics.

Coming up, a deep dive into:

  • The powerful world of art therapy as a profession, where art becomes a therapeutic tool to aid in trauma processing and mental health improvement.
  • Discover the essential aspect of meeting clients where they are, and how establishing a therapeutic relationship plays a crucial role in the art therapy process.
  • Uncover the inclusive nature of art therapy, where its benefits extend beyond children or specific artistic abilities, making it accessible to anyone seeking healing and growth.
  • Learn how familiar and meaningful artistic mediums and activities play a key role in creating a comfortable and open therapeutic environment for clients.
  • Delve into the vibrant arts community of Baltimore, a city brimming with cultural experiences, from museums to sports games, all contributing to the diverse and creative atmosphere.

Join us for an engaging conversation as  Christlyn discusses her work in the arts community and her journey into the field of art therapy. She explains how art can be used as a therapeutic tool to help individuals process trauma and improve their mental health. Christlyn emphasizes the importance of meeting clients where they are and tailoring art therapy sessions to their specific needs. She also shares her own creative interests, particularly in watercolor painting, and how she incorporates her artistic background into her work with clients. Christlyn expresses her love for Baltimore and her commitment to serving the black and African American community in the city through her art therapy practice.

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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
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Trauma-informed art therapist and counselor practicing in Baltimore, Maryland.
Art as Healing: Christlyn McCaskill's Journey as an Art Therapist in Baltimore
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