Caroline Tye

Caroline Tye is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a registered board-certified art therapist. She is also an artist, educator and the owner of Dandelion Art Studio. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Illinois College, however her passionate beliefs in the power of creativity lead her to discover the certificate art therapy program at Northwestern University. She completed the program, but wanted to continue to further her knowledge. She obtained a Master's in Art Therapy with an emphasis in Counseling at Mount Mary University. Her philosophy and belief is that art and creativity can promote growth, healing and transformation.

Previously, Caroline worked for more than 5 years at a therapeutic day school where she developed the art therapy program.



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

Caroline uses the creative process and her therapeutic skills to work with children and adolescents who are diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses and behavioral issues. She brings an enthusiastic, passionate, and nurturing approach to all of her clients.
  • Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC/16-069)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC/180.011239)
  • Professional Educator License (PEL-Endorsements Art & Visual Arts/IEIN 833841 Education
  • Masters in Art Therapy with an Emphasis in Counseling, Mount Mary University
  • Bachelors in Art Education, Illinois College
Professional Organizations ​​
  • Illinois Art Therapy Association (IATA) Board Member, Conference Chair (2017, '18)
  • Board Member of Whole Child Arts
  • Member of the American Art Therapy Association
  • Member of the Illinois Art Education Association


  • 2016 Presenter at Lakes High School Writer’s Workshop – “When Words Aren’t Enough.”      

  • 2017 Presenter at Hoover-Wood Elementary – “Art Can Teach Us.”                                     

  • 2018 Keynote Speaker for Northwest Suburbs of Illinois Student Show – “Art into the Unknown.”

Professional Contributions

  • 2019 Content creator for The Art of Education University 

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. 



Check out my blogs for Bubbles Academy. It is all things about the importance of art at any age!

Children's Art: Process vs Product 

Let's talk about ART: How to foster creative confidence in your child

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