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Wendee VanOrder, MA, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

Client Focus
  • Childen 

  • Adolescents 

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Fear and Rejection

  • Self Image

  • Spiritual Concerns

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Youth Concerns

About Me

Nothing speaks my language more than art. It truly speaks a thousand
words. Since high school, I have always found art to be therapeutic. I
wrote countless poems and created pictures that helped both express and
process my thoughts, feelings, and experiences more effectively. For this
reason, I pursued a career in art therapy to help others do the same.


I am a board-certified art therapist with experience working with a
wide range of populations and ages. I have worked in various settings such
as addiction centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, psychiatric
hospitals, non-profit organizations, and schools. In addition, I have
traveled internationally to the nations of Peru and Ukraine helping
disadvantaged youth with the use of art therapy.


It has been a pleasure to have shared my knowledge of art therapy as a
guest lecturer at Savannah College of Art and Design, UGA Gwinnett campus, and
Emory University as well as presented workshops at Freeman Counseling Center
and Georgia Baptist Children's Home. Additionally, I have enjoyed writing
about my experiences in three self-published books: Pieces of His Heart
(2007), When Wounded Trees Cry (2014), and a poetry book Ravens and
Receipts (2020).

In my free time, I love creating art of many forms including painting, poetry,
mixed media, watercolor sketches, and most especially glass mosaics. I have had
my work displayed at several locations including:

  • The International Museum of Cultures, Duncanville, TX,

  • Desoto Civic Center and Faith Bible Church, Desoto, TX,

  • Lighthouse Coffee House, Midlothian, TX

  • Mason Murer Fine Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

  • Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, Marietta, GA

  • The Painted Tree, Buford, GA


It is a joy to be working with clients at Freedom Path Counseling where the
journey to heal is not just a verbal one, but visual as well. Using a variety of art
mediums to help client’s explore issues through metaphor and meaning, one’s
process of creation, and in relationship to their Creator is so rewarding.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Art Therapy Association: Member

The Art Therapy Credentials Board: Board Certified

Georgia Society of Activity Professionals

Served on the Board of the North Texas Art Therapy Association

Served as a volunteer with Promise686, Marina’s Kids, Medical Ministry


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