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Leara Glinzak, ATR-BC, MSAT
Owner and Art Therapist
Passionate, Creative, Empathetic  

Leara Glinzak is a Board Certified Art Therapist, Founder and Owner of I Light LLC where she is also The Faris Foundation Art Therapist at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. She attended Seton Hill University for her Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy and Mount Mary University for her Master of Science in Art Therapy with a concentration in Counseling. Leara is passionate about advocacy, research and education where she has previous teaching experience as a professor at Grand Valley State University. Her research on working with adult’s distress with Cancer and a book review was published in the peer reviewed Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She currently serves on the Research Committee for the American Art Therapy Association and was the previous President of the Michigan Art Therapy Association. Within the field she has presented nationally some include the American Art Therapy Association, Mount Mary Symposium, The Science and Art of Aging, Leading Age, and several more. She has been published in several articles and was interviewed on WYCE radio, interviewed for her work in Art Therapy Today and featured on Fox 17 news for her current collaborative international research project, The Traveling Loom. She has worked with those living with Dementia, trauma, grief, mental health, addiction, spiritual growth, community based projects and medical art therapy. 

Specialities include:

Grief

Dementia

Hospice

Cancer 

Terminal illness 

Anxiety

Trauma

Distress

Addiction

Life Transitions

Disabilities 

Spiritual growth and existentialism 

Personal transformation and growth

Relationship building

Team building

All age groups ranging from 5-100+

Leara's promise is to provide a nonjudgmental environment for the person to feel secure and to be their authentic selves, to feel seen, heard, and to provide guidance through a creative process to reach goals to live a more fulfilling life.

Qualifications
Contact

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Tel: 616.648.7481

Email: leara.i.light@gmail.com

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