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Rita Canny



Rita Canny is a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute in 1997. Her specialities include trauma and dissociation utilizing a multimodal treatment approach that emphasizes compassion, curiosity, and creativity.


Over the past 20 years, Rita has honed her skills as an Art Therapist working with individuals from all age groups in New York City, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has worked in private treatment centers, private residences, inpatient psychiatry, continuing day treatment, shelters, educational and rehabilitation settings. 


As an advocate in her field, Rita has served as the Director of Public Relations for the Northern California Art Therapy Association, presented professionally and publicly on Art Therapy and its benefits, supervised graduate and post graduate students in Art Therapy, and developed robust Art Therapy programs.


Rita is committed to her own creative process as a mixed media artist. Her wide knowledge of materials and techniques, combined with her creativity, enables her to provide highly personalized work for her clients. 

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