Art Therapist




  Anna Sandoval, MA, ATR      





Education and Certifications

MAAT (Master of Art Therapy), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 2012

BA in Studio Art, minor in Psychology, University of South Florida, 2006

Master’s of Art Therapy (MAAT)

Registered Art Therapist (ATR)



Young Adults – Clinical experience in a residential psychiatric facility working with young adults with multiple diagnoses.

Patients with Brain Injuries – Designed and presented workshops for the patients and their caregivers.

Geriatrics – ran Art Therapy sessions to assist patients with aging issues.

Applied DSM-IV-TR Multiaxial Diagnostic Systems with clinicians.  Assessments are used to develop applicable treatment plans.

Worked to employ flexible and eclectic interventions to tailor expressive approaches to patients/client needs. 

Applied therapeutic processes with multiple wet and dry media; used for various expressive purposes.

Children and Adults - Led and assisted in community art projects and initiatives

"Intersection," Operation PAR Inc., Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, Largo, FL  – Art Therapist

Bay Front Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL – Team therapies for Rehabilitative patients.

Fairwinds Treatment Center, Clearwater, FL, Hope House, Tampa, FLYoung Adults with eating disorders and substance abuse – Interviewed and applied Art Therapy practices in accordance to their treatment protocols.

Senior Friendship Center, Sarasota, FLElderly population with dementia/Alzheimers.  Applied Art Therapy to generate speech and communication through art.

Pasadena Villa, Orlando, FLYoung Adults with thought disorders.  Interviewed and assisted with crises intervention and education through expressive creative processes.

Ringling College of the Arts, Sarasota, FLLecture – An understanding of Art Therapy and its benefits within clinical aspects of the arts.

Have assisted facilities and clinicians in the development of individualized treatment plans by applying short- and long-term strategic therapy methods, practices, and approaches.

Confidentiality – maintain clinical records of therapeutic activities and client progress in a secure and confidential manner as required by law.

Work in tandem with clinical and professional teams and care caregivers to ensure that a continuum of care is provided and thoroughly reported and evaluated.

Exhibit excellent teaching skills to administer effective plans and evaluations; and to effectively educate clinical staff on the affects of Art Therapy in patients with a multitude of needs.

Graduate Training and Internships

Art Therapy Trainee2010 - 2011

            Fairwinds Treatment Center, Clearwater, FL

            Hope House, Tampa, FL

            Senior Friendship Center, Sarasota, FL

            Ringling College of the Arts, Sarasota, FL

 Art Therapy Intern2011 – 2012

            Pasadena Villa, Orlando FL

 Art Therapy Post-Graduate Intern2012

            Bay Pines Medical Center, Psycho-Social Unit, St. Petersburg, FL

 Art Therapy Post-Graduate Intern 2012 – 2013

            BayFront Medical Center, Rehabilitation Department, St. Petersburg, FL

 Art Therapy Supervisor – “Peace for Tarpon”2012 - 2013

    A trauma-informed community initiative, Tarpon Springs, FL

 Art Therapy Post-Graduate Intern – 2013 – 2014

            Fairwinds Treatment Center, Clearwater, FL


Community Service

Volunteer – 1998 – 2004 – St. Paul’s Catholic School, Lecanto, FL

            Taught art and Spanish to elementary school aged children

Volunteer – 1983 – 1995 – The Art Center Theatre, Lecanto, FL

            Taught, directed, and participated in community visual arts and performing arts programs.


Art for the Heart and Mind Anna Sandoval, MAAT, ATR  Email:  Phone: 352-220-1100