Therapy Studio Staff Spotlight: Deborah Carl
Deborah Carl, ATR-BC CPRP, is the Clinical Director of the Art Therapy Studio. Deborah supervises art therapists and interns, and also provides direct service to clients including seniors with dementia, the homeless veteran population, and adults with persistent mental health challenges.
Deborah’s drive to enter art therapy came from personal experiences, such as identifying as an artist and studying art history, exploring the role art and artists play in culture and social life, having a family member with a mental illness, and being drawn to personal story.
She is the daughter of an architect and has been drawing since she was born. An artist her whole life, she graduated from Kent State University School of Art with a degree in art history and a minor in studio art, and later earned a Master’s in Art Therapy Counseling from Ursuline College.
Prior to joining the Art Therapy Studio staff she spent her professional life in community mental health. In her spare time she enjoys being in natural settings where she can walk and think, and be alone with her own thoughts or be social with family and friends. She enjoys reading, writing, drawing and painting. Deborah is married with three grown sons.