Rachel Baranski

Rachel Baranski graduated from Judson’s Studio Art program in 2007. With an understanding of the therapeutic qualities of making art from the many hours she spent in the studio combined with a desire to help others, she spent the next few years working while earning  pre-requisites for graduate school in psychology. In 2012 she graduated with a Master’s in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University, just outside Portland, OR. Since then she has moved back to the Midwest and is an Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois. She has experience using art in the therapeutic context with adults with substance abuse disorders, older adults in a skilled nursing facility, and children & adolescents with behavioral and mental health disorders in an outpatient setting. In regards to her time at Judson, she shares “I learned how influential Art & Design are to our society, and as artists we are accountable for what we create and the impact it has. This is what ultimately lead to my curiosity of how to use art in the therapeutic environment, to utilize art for healing and growth.”