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Mary B. Haugaard (Maria), ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT-S, LCPC-S   



Ms. Haugaard (she, hers) 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.  She holds two post-Masters certificates from Johns Hopkins University:  Clinical Community Counseling, and Spiritual & Existential Therapy.

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 (Hispanic Caribbean). 




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“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

The Art Therapy Studio

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