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: CAP®, 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

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

Rachel Weaver MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC, REAT, RMT, RYT-200 graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. 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 abuse agencies. Presently, she is a Social Work lecturer/professor, clinical internship liaison, and supervisor at The Ohio State University. She is also the owner and CEO of WiseMind Consulting & Wellness LLC, a consulting, mental health, and wellness private practice in Columbus, OH. 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, and many more. Her certifications and training include:

  • First woman in the state of Ohio certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBTC)
  • Certified in EMDR (and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant)
  • Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
  • Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr


Regarding integrative 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. Rachel believes that holistic, complementary, and alternative treatment approaches make for the best outcomes and sustained recovery. Lastly, Rachel is currently a doctoral student getting her Ph.D. in Integrative Health & Psychology.

 Not Currently Accepting Expressive Arts Consultees

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