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I founded Sandman Art Therapy in 2021, after I found myself (like many of us living through 

these ‘unprecedented times’) looking at my life and career through a new lens, thinking: ‘when life as we know it is threatened, what do we really want out of our precious and precarious time on this Earth?’ 

The pandemic showed me that even on the longest days and most isolated hours, I could still turn to my creative process to help me find some light in the darkness, however it wasn’t enough. Feeling unfulfilled and disconnected in my private practice (which was primarily online therapy at the time), I could either make changes or slowly continue to burn out. I knew I had no choice, I had to face my fears and embark on a journey to bring creativity and connection back into my life and my clients' lives. All I wanted to do was create a safe space for them; a place where people can come to interact, play, make art, and just be themselves.


That is Sandman Art Therapy, a peaceful sanctuary created out of shared experiences during a globally traumatic timespan, where people can face their fears and realize their dreams just like I did.

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Carrie Sandman


Licensed Mental Health Counselor 

Art Therapist


I am an Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults.


In my practice, I strive to approach each and every therapy session with compassion, understanding, and creative interventions that are directed toward personal healing and growth.


In my career, I have had a wide range of experiences, from working with developmentally disabled children and adults, to leading therapeutic groups in an inpatient hospital setting, to counseling individuals, couples and families struggling with trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems and major life changes.

I like to use a variety of evidence based techniques including, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Art Therapy, in order to meet the needs of each unique individual. My style has been described to me as calm, open, and supportive.


Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people at all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process helps people to resolve conflicts, develop skills, reduce stress, and increase self-esteem.

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