About Us

Training and Credentials 

Art Therapists are trained and credentialed mental health professionals. They are trained in both art and therapy. Art therapists are master-level clinicians who are guided by ethical standards and scope of practice. Their education and supervised training provides them with knowledge in human growth and development, psychological theories and practice, clinical practice, multicultural issues, and artistic skills and techniques. 

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At Dandelion Art Studio, we pride ourselves on providing the best care for all of our clients, families as well as our staff. Dandelion has built a reputation on providing its clients with an art-based therapeutic approach blending psycho art therapy and art as therapy while being both artistically and clinically sound therapists. We place a significant value on the belief that creativity and art therapy can be used for growth, transformation, relaxation, healing and even fun. At Dandelion, we practice through the lens of a studio/art-based model while utilizing clinical techniques and skills relying heavily on a relational, strength-based, and a collaborative approach in our work. All our therapists will utilize their own strengths and creative talents integrated with the main philosophy of Dandelion Art Studio. 


Dandelion’s philosophy relies on the foundation that we wholeheartedly believe that creativity, art and the relationship can develop healing, growth and transformation in individual’s lives. Art Therapists at Dandelion are encouraged to utilize their own creative talents in a studio-based model and develop positive rapport with their clients, their families and even the other staff members. 

Caroline Tye, LCPC, ATR-BC

Owner, Art Therapist and Artist

Rachael Hoffman, LCPC, MSAT

Art Therapist and Artist

Annie Chang, LPC, MAATC

Art Therapist and Artist

"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."Edward Hopper

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