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!