Supervision in Expressive Arts Therapy

In addition to 75 education hours, the Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy also requires 200 clinical hours (formally called internship by IEATA) guided by 25 hours of individual supervision, or 50 hours of group supervision, or a combination of the two (a two-hour group counts as one individual hour of supervision).  Program participants must complete their supervision hours with an ICM Expressive Arts Supervisor. Reach out to a supervisor below for more information on working with them!

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Degrees: MS

Credentials: LMHC, REAT

Irene M. Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, REAT is the founder and director of Mindful Journey Center. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is an EMDRIA approved consultant and senior faculty of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She is also Certified Laughter Yoga Facilitator, Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Facilitator/Trainer and certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator/Trainer affiliated to The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.  She is known for her ability to meet trainees where they are as they learn new concepts by building relationships with trainees that foster skills development with compassion and guidance. Irene began practicing in community mental health settings, going on to train extensively in addiction, trauma, EMDR, mindfulness and expressive arts as well as specializing in compassion fatigue. Her background in community mental health and trauma therapy translates to workshops and training that foster a sense of community, fun, and invite trainees to let go judgments in developing the necessary skills to help others.

Clinical Specialties: EMDR Therapy for new trainees, addiction, and complex trauma, attachment-focused EMDR, general EMDR therapy practices issues, integrating expressive arts into EMDR therapy, meditation, mindfulness


Pronouns: she/they

Degrees: MSW, PhD

Credentials: DBTC, LICDC-CS, LISW-S, REAT, RMT, RYT®200

Dr. Rachel Weaver graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. She also received her Doctorate in Psychology from Akamai University; her dissertation “The Authentic-Self Reimagined and its Integration into EMDR Therapy: A Scholarly Personal Narrative” was the first of its kind in the fields of EMDR, Complementary-Integrative Health, and Psychology. 

Rachel has worked with children, teens, adults, the elderly, and groups since 2006. She has been employed as a clinician, supervisor, educator, and clinical director in community mental health agencies, private practices, universities, colleges, and substance use/AOD agencies. Currently, she is a contracted Social Work lecturer/professor at The Ohio State University. (In addition to being the owner and CEO of WiseMind Consulting & Wellness LLC). As a social work and chemical dependency supervisor, Rachel provides ongoing guidance and supervision to students, interns, and clinicians; both within and outside of her private practice. Expanding knowledge within the field, she presents continuing education workshops on topics such as DBT, EMDR, supervision, ethics, cultural humility, DSM-5-TR, and many more – in collaboration with The Center for Intuitive Practices as well as The Institue for Creative Mindfulness (both based out of Ohio).

Her certifications, appointments, and training(s) include:

  • First woman in the state of Ohio certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBTC)

  • Certified in EMDR (an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer)

  • Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator

  • Registered (Certified) Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)

  • Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr (RYT-200)

  • Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS)

  • Independently Licensed in Ohio & Colorado

Regarding holistic and healing modalities, Rachel is an ordained minister/reverend through The Church Of Radiant Lights and is approved to perform marriages within the state of Ohio. She is also a Reiki Master-Teacher. She believes that holistic and complementary treatment approaches make for the best outcomes and sustained recovery.

Rachel’s Principles

Rachel’s aim is to create a collaborative, person-centered relationship. In this relationship, you can explore and find your unique tools, techniques, and personal strengths to heal and discover your authentic self.

Her intention in all levels of her work is to show up as an actively anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-oppression, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and sex-positive individual. She is dedicated to the continuous engagement–both in her professional and personal life–that this requires.

 Not Currently Accepting Expressive Arts Consultees

Clinical Specialties: Addiction/Substance Use Disorders, Autism, DBT, Holistic Modalities, IFS, LGBTQIA+ populations, Neurodiversity, Parts work, Zen principles, attachment-focused EMDR, bodywork, complex trauma, dissociation, energy work, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, somatic, spirituality, yoga


Pronouns: she/her

Degrees: MSW

Credentials: LISW-S, REAT

Sam has experience working with individuals from all walks of life with diverse mental health concerns.  In addition to her Master of Social Work (MSW), Sam studied political science and women’s and gender studies for her undergraduate degree and also has a Master of Science in political science, in which she focused on social justice and American Politics. Sam has a strong belief in justice and acceptance.

Sam had the unique experience of growing up in Athens, Ohio, a small progressive college town in Southeastern Ohio, nestled in the midst of Appalachia. She credits much of her open-minded and curious nature to her experiences living in Athens, Albuquerque, New Mexico (where she was born and lived for the first few years of her life), and Colorado after her undergraduate degree. Sam was also lucky to grow up in a family full of artists.

Her therapeutic and professional style is very humanistic, personalized, trauma-informed, and social-justice-oriented. She is educated in LGBTQIA+ issues and treatment, religious diversity, and racial justice, and prides herself in cultural humility. She does not know it all, and she absolutely doesn’t know exactly what a client or consultee’s experience has been, but she strives to provide a safe and validating space to heal, learn, and grow.   Sam worked with ICM and EMDRIA-approved / REAT consultant Rachel Weaver to achieve her EMDRIA-approved consultant and REAT status. 

Sam’s training and credentials include the following:

-MSW (Master of Social Work) from Ohio State University, MA (Master of Arts) in Political Science, BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies with minors in World Religions and Global Leadership

-LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor), Ohio

-Certified in EMDR and is an EMDRIA approved Consultant

-Registered (Certified) Expressive Arts Therapist through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association  (IEATA)

-Expressive Arts Supervisor through ICM.

-IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 Trained

-Business/group practice owner and experienced in business establishment, private practice establishment and growth, management of independent contractors, billing, credentialing, professional development, ethical business practices, and adapting various modalities to fit the constraints of working with insurance and meeting insurance-based treatment requirements

-Extensive training/experience in: DBT, parts work, gender-affirming care, gender-affirming letter writing, anti-oppressive care, religious and spiritual diversity, social justice, and progressive interfaith community programming and community service.

Clinical Specialties: Adolescents, Adults, Anxiety, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Internal Family Systems, LGBTQIA, PTSD and general EMDR practice, PTSD/Complex PTSD and Sexual Abuse, Parts work, Trauma, Trauma/PTSD, depression, expressive arts and parts work, expressive arts therapy, gender-affirming care, integrating expressive arts into EMDR therapy


Pronouns: she/they

Degrees: LCSW, MSW

Credentials: LCSW, REAT, RYT®200

Erin E. Kelly, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200 lives and practices as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Saint Vincent College in 2010 and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. As a graduate of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness EMDR Therapy Training Program, Erin is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDR Therapy training practicum facilitator. Certifications and trainings include:

  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) therapist
  • Certified Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) therapist
  • Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh Professional Training—Eta cohort (complete 2021)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour) in hatha yoga
  • Level II Reiki practitioner
  • Dancing Mindfulness facilitator

Erin is an expressive arts therapist and improviser working towards her Registered Expressive Arts Therapist certification under Dr. Jamie Marich. Clinically, Erin frequently blends evidence-based clinical modalities with the arts and holistic practices to empower clients to discover their own healing paths. As a current doctoral student at California Institute of Integral Studies, Erin is also exploring components of healing, vulnerability, and authenticity within the therapeutic relationship. ​Erin currently owns a private practice in Pittsburgh, specializing in PTSD/complex trauma, dissociation, anxiety, panic, and stress-related disorders. Erin frequently works with survivors of sexual violence and chronic abuse (ritualistic, sexual, physical, and emotional) and is proficient in working with individuals involved in LGBTQIA+, kink, and polyamory communities. At this time, Erin sees clients from ages 12 through adulthood, primarily late adolescence through young adulthood. Past clinical experiences include community mental health, sexual assault crisis center, court-ordered outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, individual and group outpatient therapy for mental health, psychoeducational groups for dual diagnoses (mental health and substance use), and crisis management. Erin has experience working with clients ages 5 through adulthood.

Clinical Specialties: Anxiety, LGBTIA+, PTSD, complex trauma, dissociation, expressive arts, integrating EMDR with other modalities, mindfulness, sexual assault and violence, teletherapy, yoga