“In art there are no mistakes, only discoveries.” – Artwell Art Therapy
Michalla Brianna is an advocate for holistic healing and creative expression. She believes these practices have the ability to transform the mind, body, and soul.
Michalla helps people use their creativity to deal with internal struggles. She specializes in working with children and adolescents and is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Creativity in Counseling, and Association for Play Therapy.
Michalla completed her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and earned her Expressive Art Therapy certification from the Expressive Arts Florida Institute in Sarasota. Michalla is currently working on her second M.A. in Creative Writing from Harvard University and will then pursue a PhD in Expressive Art Therapy.
Michalla is proud to be a children’s book author at Barrie Patch Books, producing work that is educational, motivational, and inspiring for young minds. She is also the founder of Skin Pickers Anonymous (S.P.A.), an online support group for those suffering from dermatillomania.
Her past experience includes work as a Pre-K instructor, Disney entertainer, commercial model, dance coach, youth speaker, professional singer, and most recently, a foster care worker with adolescent males. She is the CEO and founder of The Healing Arts, LLC as well as the nonprofit A Home 4 Art, Inc.
Michalla loves spending time in nature, traveling with her husband, cuddling with her two rescue cats, volunteering at animal shelters, writing, painting, and reading good historical fiction. She is also passionate about education and creating in any form. In her down time, she can be found building websites, taking classes, learning new languages, or working on new projects.
- Person-Centered/Humanistic Counseling
- Expressive Arts
- Children and Adolescents
- Existential Well-Being
- Positive Psychology
Additional Areas of Practice
- Energy Healing
- Life and Life Purpose Coaching
- M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Expressive Art Therapy Certification, Expressive Arts Florida Institute in Sarasota
- BA in Human Developmental Psychology and Creative Writing, Eckerd College