Sarah Meadows, LCPC
While creating art in college, I realized that it provided a reflection of hidden emotions, without words, that were subconscious. It was a pivotal point for me, as I realized the power it had for healing.
Once I understood the power of art to speak for what was hidden, I decided to pursue a degree in art therapy at George Washington University. After graduation, and before becoming a therapist, I taught art in special education settings to middle and high school students with mental health challenges. I wanted my students to feel emotionally safe to create and develop a sense of confidence. This became my mission: providing necessary emotional support, creating flexibility with lessons, and developing accessibility to the art-making process itself.
While on a summer sabbatical, I completed a lifelong dream of obtaining yoga teacher certification after practicing for many years. Since then, I completed requirements to become a licensed therapist. I have facilitated art therapy groups and guided relaxation, mindfulness, and yoga classes in various public settings. It is a rewarding experience to combine these skills while assisting clients with their healing and journey to inner peace.
Education and Credentials
- 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
- MA in Art Therapy, George Washington University, May 2006
- BA in Art History-Studio Art, University of West Florida, April 2000
- AA from Leeward Community College, May 1995
- Studies at University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, July 1995; Kobe YMCA International Center, Kobe, Japan, July 1997
- Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, November 2021 – continuing
- Advanced Professional Certificate: Art K-12, Special Education
- Yoga for Arthritis (3-hour certificate)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Life Space Crisis Intervention
- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
- Domestic Violence Training Certificate
- Journal Therapy: Writing as a Therapeutic Tool
- Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
- Treating Trauma