Wanda Montemayor, LPC-S ATCS ATR-BC RPT-S (she/her)

Founder / Senior Clinician

Community Arts is offering a selection of professional trainings, presentations and workshops delivered by Wanda Montemayor. Wanda brings her two decades of experience in Counseling, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Animal Assisted Counseling and other distinctions to her engagements and experiences


As well as existing offerings, Ms. Montemayor is able to craft experiences for your team based on your specific needs. To find out more, or to book your own experience, fill out the email form. And see below for some example trainings, presentations and workshops.

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DE&I Training

Alpha 180

“Inclusive Conversations”

Fall, 2022



“Inclusive Conversations”

Spring, 2022

Art Therapy and Play Therapy Training

TSTA / Texas Sand Tray Association

“Brave New World”

Fall, 2022


STATA / South Texas Art Therapy Association

“Trauma-informed Art Therapy Groups”

Fall, 2021


Expressive Therapies Summit

“Trauma-informed Art Therapy Groups”

Fall, 2021


Region 13

Creative Techniques Conference

“Art Interventions for School Counselors”

Fall, 2021


Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute

“Trauma-Informed Art Interventions for Adolescent Play Therapy Groups: Virtual Connections”

Summer, 2021


Expressive Therapies Summit / Los Angeles

“Trauma-informed Art Therapy Groups”

Spring, 2021


STATA / South Texas Art Therapy Association

“Radical Acceptance and Teletherapy”

Fall, 2020


Expressive Therapies Summit

“Art Therapy Groups”

Fall, 2020


Kansas City Art Therapy Conference

Keynote Speaker

“Community Art Therapy”

Fall, 2017


Expressive Therapies Summit

“Community Art Therapy”

Fall, 2015


AATA / American Art Therapy Association

Conference Presenter

“Community Art Therapy”

Fall, 2014

Animal Assisted Counseling

Expressive Therapies Summit

“Gender-affirming Animal Assisted Counseling training”

Summer, 2022


Region 13

“Animal-assisted School Counseling”

Winter, 2021            


Texas State University 

“Animal Assisted School Counseling Practicum Facilitator”

2022-2023 cohort

2021-2022 cohort


29th International Society for Anthropology Annual Conference

“Animals in schools: the benefits of Animal Assisted School Counseling”

Fall, 2020

Parent / Community Workshops

Girls’ School of Austin 

“Managing Middle School Anxiety”

Spring 2022


University of Texas Early Childhood Development Department




Long-View Micro School

“Unhushed Sex Education / Middle School”

Spring/ Fall 2022


People’s Community Clinic

GOALS training

“Managing Back to School Anxiety”

Fall, 2021


NAMI / National Alliance on Mental Illness

“Mind Matters: Managing Back-to-School Anxiety”

Summer, 2020


Austin High School PTSA

“Quaran-Teens:  How to help our teens adjust to digital learning and address their emotional needs during this time of uncertainty”

Fall, 2020



Professional Workshops

Texas Center for the Judiciary

“Health & Wellness: Managing Stress”

Secondary Traumatic Stress and ways to mitigate the effects

Summer, 2021


ALSO / Alliance of Local Service Organizations

“Trauma-informed art-based prevention exercises and activities to engage men, boys and communities”

Fall, 2020


Austin Independent School District

Counselor Kick-off “Riding the Waves: Helping Middle Schoolers Manage Anxiety at School”

Fall 2018

Others experiences for: Austin Sandtray Association, Communities in Schools, Breakthrough, Safe Place, Big Brother Big Sister, Austin Marriage and Family, Williams Syndrome, Oak Hill Fire Rescue

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