Francesca DeBiaso, Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Francesca DeBiaso comes from a lineage of healers, hard workers, and creative types. She is a licensed, board certified Art Therapist committed to trauma informed care for embodied and collective healing. She holds her bachelors degree in Art History from Gettysburg College and her masters in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts. She has facilitated workshops in residential centers, academic settings, lockup facilities, and community spaces which focus on building relationships through mind-body connection and creative expression. She has worked as a Mental Health Therapist for the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, she worked at MercyFirst in Long Island, New York as a supervisor and lead Art Therapist. She served as a member of the Racial Equity and Sanctuary Ambassadors committees and provided frequent in-services for colleagues focused on self-care nervous system attunement. Francesca completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Summer 2015 at the Giving Tree Yoga Studio in Queens, New York and completed United We OM’s Trauma-Informed Yoga Workshop in Spring 2019. Francesca’s practice combines expressive arts, mindfulness, and embodied care.