CommunityArts is offering tele-therapy and in-person bookings (following CDC safety guidelines) for individuals, couples, family and group counseling. We are currently accepting new clients.
Wanda Montemayor, LPC-S ATCS ATR-BC RPT-S (she/her)
Founder / Senior Clinician
Clinical Supervisor Wanda Montemayor is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS), a Registered Art Therapist (ATR/BC, ATCS), a RPTS (Registered Play Therapist / Supervisor), and an Animal Assisted Counselor (AAC).
Community Art Therapist, Founder of CommunityArts, and Epic Artist Wanda Montemayor has been creating public art since 1998. With a bachelor's degree in art education, masters' degree in professional counseling and post-secondary degree in art therapy, she enlists the skills she's learned to engage and bring the people of her community together to collectively create massive public works of art through art therapy.
In addition to her traditional counseling and therapy (talk therapy) methods, she integrates art therapy for her middle-school students, as well as in community art projects with children throughout her community. Wanda is also MARI certified as well as a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner.
Wanda has a short waitlist for new clients in the South Austin office.
Individual: $160 / 50-minute session
Couples/Family therapy: $185 / 50-minute session
Group therapy: $60 / 75-minute session, billed monthly
Insurance is not accepted at this time. Superbills can be provided to be filed independently.
Payment is accepted in the form of: major credit cards or Health Savings Account cards.
Art Therapy Credentialing Board- Committee member (2021- current)
Association of Texas Professional Educators – Member (1998 – current), Campus Representative (2016 – current)
South Texas Art Therapy Association –past delegate, treasurer (2011- current)
Pet Partners – Animal assisted therapy team (with Chango), 2018 Magic Award Winner
ReGroup Foundation (501c3) – Board Member, Advisor and Service Provider (2018 – current)
Flatwater Foundation (501c3) – Service Provider (2018 – current)
Association for Play Therapy – Member (2017 – current)
Con Mi Madre - Board Member (2008 – 2009)
Latinitas - Board Member (2006 – 2008)
Morning Star Rising - Board Member (2006 – 2008)
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2011 • Livable City Award - Austin
2011 • Austin Chronicle Best of 2011 Critic’s Award
- Architecture and Lodging
2004-2005 • APIE Fulmore Middle School teacher of the year
University of Texas Early Childhood Development Department - Teambuilding, 2022
Region 13, Animal-Assisted Counseling Workshop, and Creative Expressive Techniques, 2021
Texas Center for the Judiciary - Secondary Traumatic Stress and Ways to Mitigate the Effects, 2021
NAMI - Mindful Matters, 2021
Peoples Community Clinic - Managing back to school Anxiety, 2021
South Texas Art Therapy Association - Trauma Informed Art Therapy Groups, 2021
Alliance of Local Service Organization - Trauma-informed Art-based Prevention Exercises and Activities to Engage Men, Boys, and Communities, 2020
International Society for Anthropology - Animal Assisted School Counseling, 2020
South Texas Art Therapy Association - Radical Acceptance in Tele-therapy, 2020
Kansas City Art Therapy Conference - Keynote Speaker, 2017
Expressive Therapies Summit 2015, 2020, 2021, 2022
American Art Therapy Association - Community Art Therapy conference presenter, 2014
Others for Austin Sandtray Association, Communities in Schools, Breakthrough, Safe Place, Big Brother Big Sister, Austin Marriage and Family, Williams Syndrome, Oak Hill Fire Rescue