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.

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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.

Always a healer and teacher, Wanda has created engaging content to share with clients and parents. You can view her Quaran-Teens YouTube channel here, and her #LoveWins365 YouTube channel here.

Wanda is accepting new clients in the South Austin office.

 

Consult: Free

Individual: $150 / 50-minute session

Couples/Family therapy: $175 / 50-minute session

Group therapy: $50 / 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.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

 

2018/19 • Austin Independent School District "Counselor of the Year"

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

 

WORKSHOPS

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

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