Mary B. Haugaard (Maria), ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT-S, LCPC-S
Ms. Haugaard has worked with the mental health community of the greater Washington area as a professional art therapist since 1990. She is a registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Association, and is board-certified with the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
In Maryland she holds two licenses: Clinical Professional Counselor, and Clinical Professional Art Therapist. She holds supervisory status with both. She has been licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia since 1996.
Ms. Haugaard received her Master’s degree from The George Washington University’s Art Therapy program, and two post-Masters certificates from Johns Hopkins University -- Clinical Community Counseling, and Spiritual & Existential Therapy.
As a trauma-informed therapist, Ms. Haugaard uses an existential approach to address psychodynamic issues.
Ms. Haugaard is a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the Maryland Art Therapy Association (MATA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Southern Maryland Psychological Association (SMPA).
Ms. Haugaard is bi-cultural, and bi-lingual (Spanish).
“Maria establishes consistent and supportive therapeutic relationships
with her clients,
provides a safe holding environment for them, and inspires creativity and trust."
Carol Thayer Cox, ATR, REAT, co-author (Barry Cohen) of Telling Without Talking
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