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Meet the Team

 
Kate Tedeschi

Kate Tedeschi
MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist. Her specialties include trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, parental support as well as child & family therapy. Kate is a mother and understands the unique challenges of raising a family and parenthood. She specializes in supporting women (and their partners) through experiences around motherhood, including pregnancy, postpartum, grief and loss. Kate received her M.A. in Art Therapy from The George Washington University in 2011. Prior to founding Sage House, Kate spent several years providing care to pediatric hematology-oncology patients and their families at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell in New York City. She understands deeply the experience of living with

chronic life-threatening illness and the impact it has on individuals and families. Kate has presented at numerous local and national conferences on her work with adults and children. Throughout her professional career, she has served on numerous boards including as the President of the Washington DC Art Therapy Association (PATA). Kate provides professional supervision to those pursuing their professional counseling license (LPC) and board certification in Art Therapy. Kate is in the process of completing her Perinatal Mental Health Certification through Postpartum Support International. Kate's holistic approach combines art, play, sand tray, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and mindfulness with counseling. Clients describe Kate’s approach to therapy as genuine and warm while providing opportunities for reflection and growth.
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Lauren Campbell

Lauren Campbell
MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counseling and a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist. She provides individual, child, adolescent and family therapy. Her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, grief & loss, self-esteem issues, relational conflict, sleep disturbances, active duty military, veterans, medically fragile clients and chemical dependency. Additionally, Lauren has experience and enjoys supporting clients in the LGBTQ+ community. Lauren earned her M.A in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. She brings a creative and nurturing atmosphere to her work to allow clients to feel supported in their journey to wellness. Her trauma-focused master’s program and previous work in a variety of mental health settings have provided her with a well-rounded clinical

background, making her adaptable and able to meet clients where they are. As an art therapist, Lauren believes that all people have an innate capacity for expressing themselves creatively to explore their experiences, increase self-awareness, find new solutions, and improve overall well-being in therapy. Lauren considers the approach best-suited for each unique client’s personality and needs. As an art therapist, she believes that we all have an innate ability to create and to find healing through the art therapy process, regardless of perceived “artistic skills.” Lauren has presented at national conferences about her art therapy work. Clients have described Lauren as authentic, welcoming and creative. Lauren offers evening and weekend appointments as well as online therapy.
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Kelley Kuchinov
MA, ATR-BC

Kelley is a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist who specializes in adults, children, and adolescents. Kelley earned her M.A. in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia and has worked for 15 years in behavioral and mental health, providing care to adults and children of all ages. Throughout her art therapy career, she has acquired training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Psychodrama and has presented at National Conferences on topics of Art Therapy and Mindfulness. She is passionate about women’s issues and conducts community workshops focused on Prenatal/Perinatal/Postnatal Anxiety and Depression, Traumatic Labor Experiences, Infertility, and Miscarriage/Infant Loss. Processing these issues allows women to improve

their quality of life and find relief from emotional suffering. Kelley also specializes in working with teens and children as young as three years old. She partners collaboratively with parents to provide support and coaching, as needed. Kelley’s secondary specialty includes adults and teens living with chemical dependency. She works with both client and family members to provide support, guidance and the most effective resources to prevent relapse and continued substance use. Clients describe Kelley as warm, creative, and loyal. Kelley offers weekday, evening and weekend appointments. We Look Forward to Connecting with You! Support is just a phone call away. We are happy to answer any question and concerns as well as discuss how therapy may specifically benefit you, your family and/or a loved one.
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Liberto, Emily MA

Emily Liberto, MA

Emily is in her third and final year of graduate school for Art Therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia in Studio Art and Art History and her Master's in Teaching for Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art. For the past nine years, Emily has taught art in public schools to students ages 2-19 in Baltimore City and Arlington County. Through her time working with students from all backgrounds and ability levels, Emily’s interest shifted from education to the need for additional mental health services to help children and teenagers struggling with a variety of issues, including trauma, ADHD, autism, and anxiety. She found that art therapy offers a unique approach to therapy through its use of art media to encourage expression. As a result, Emily believes art therapy can be a catalyst for emotional healing for people of all ages. She also has experience working with children, teens and families through Project Create in Washington, D.C., as well as pediatric oncology patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Emily’s areas of interest include children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional challenges, as well as clients experiencing depression, low self-esteem, chronic illness, and anxiety disorders. She uses an integrative approach to tailor therapy sessions to best meet the needs of each individual client. Emily is interning at Sage House under the supervision of Kate Tedeschi, ATR-BC, LPC. Additionally, she is receiving supervision through her graduate program from Kathy Gotshall, ATR-BC, LCSW. Emily offers daytime, evening, and weekend appointments, including online sessions.

 
rishea

Rishea Middlebrooks
Administrative Assistant & Office Manager

Rishea is dedicated to supporting each of our clients as they navigate the therapy experience. Serving in the United States Navy for 5 years as a healthcare professional, Rishea understands the importance of mental wellness. She gained valuable experience while navigating sometimes stressful situations. Going through those experiences taught her the necessity of creating a positive outlet.  Rishea finds great solace in yoga and guided meditation, reading and spending time with her family and friends as well as her dog Joseph.

Our Values

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Advocacy

We care deeply about the needs of our community and strive to advocate for those needs through our services, resources, and partnerships.

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Authenticity

We’re not perfect. And neither are you. And that’s okay. We celebrate what your version of wellbeing looks like instead of fitting you into a predetermined box.

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Joy

Therapy doesn’t always have to be heavy and serious. It can be light and playful and funny, and we take pride in cultivating an atmosphere of joy amidst transformative healing.