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The office of Sandra Lee Tyrrell is permanently closed.  


For the past two decades, I have combined my passion for creativity and confidence in positive mental health into a career as a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut.  I hold a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College and have a wide range of experience in providing psychotherapy, teaching, and supervision.  I have practiced talk psychotherapy and art therapy with children, adolescents and adults at my private group practice, Art as Therapy in Cheshire, CT since 2004.


I created and developed the group therapy curriculums Girls Night Out and Let’s Get Real!, volunteered art therapy services for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and am currently writing a new book.


I hope to share the insights I've gained over my years of work:

  • teaching adjudicated and at risk adolescents the benefits of creativity,

  • assisting in bringing a positive change through life skills and literacy to low-income women,

  • facilitating art therapy support groups for heart transplant recipients and their families,

  • developing an agency Art Therapy program for children who have been physically and emotionally neglected, and

  • helping individuals gain insight, recover and heal, and connect to a brighter future through their therapy work.


I am a Professional Member of The American Art Therapy Association, am a former President for the Connecticut Art Therapy Association, and a Professional Member of the Connecticut Counseling Association.


Books have been a lifeline for me since I was a child.  I am a passionate reader and a life long goal of mine has been to write a book.  I am currently in the process of writing a book called Dance in the Rain , in which I share how the experience of helping one client shaped my life professionally and personally.  I look forward to sharing my writing with a wider audience and hope to hear from you!

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