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Whitney O'Brien, LPC, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

Whitney O'Brien, LPC, ATR-BC

Practice Location: 

Willow Lawn & Virtual

Ages Treated:

Children & Adolescents: 4+
Adults: 18+

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise: 

· Kids & Teens with challenging behaviors
· Anxiety & Panic Disorder
· ADHD & the Neurodiversity Continuum
· Art Therapy & Expressive Arts


Whitney is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist. She came to Richmond Creative Counseling with a strong background working with issues of loss, grief, and trauma from her previous roles in children's and adult's hospice care programs in Colorado. While in Colorado, Whitney spent considerable time engaging in both direct clinical care with terminally ill children and adults and their loved ones, as well as program management and coordination for Art Therapy programs focused on death and dying. Whitney has a strong heart for this work and for helping hold a sacred space for the bereaved. Whitney is also skilled and passionate about working with all general mental health issues, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, panic disorder, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, and ADHD. She enjoys supporting children and adults around issues of relationship stress, work stress, self-esteem/self-worth, phase of life challenges, and, of course, grief and loss. As an Art Therapist, Whitney often utilizes various creative and expressive tools and modalities to assist individuals in accessing thoughts, feelings, and connections they may not always readily access with talk therapy alone.


Naropa University: Master of Arts (Counseling- Art Therapy Concentration)
University of Richmond: Bachelor of Arts (Art History)

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)- Virginia
Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)- Virginia


While Whitney is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Bright
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)

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