JULIA VOLONTS, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC

Julia Volonts is an artist and licensed art therapist from New York City. Her art practice developed as a desire to observe her own need to create and understand the impact art has on emotional health and well being. She believes that art allows us the capacity to heal, process, and explore the many different parts of the self.

She holds a Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts. Her clinical experience is within educational, community, and private practice settings and ranges from work with children and families, adolescents, and adults. She has worked with New York Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC, Water & Stone, PLLC, Brooklyn Arts Council, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, and more.

In addition to her work with clients, Julia served on the board of the New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA), an affiliate of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and has presented art-based workshops at art therapy and mental health conferences. She has co-curated several art therapy exhibitions and participated in the 2017 School of Visual Arts Art Therapy Alumni artist residency.

Most recently, Julia was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to conduct art therapy research in Riga, Latvia.