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About Me

Tatum Miller is a Clinical Art Therapist having obtained her Master of Art in Art Therapy in 2000 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in conjunction with Rush Medical School. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). Tatum's professional experience began in Chicago where she developed an after school program for children whose mothers were impacted by severe and persistent mental illness. She was the primary therapist for adolescent girls in a state supported shelter for over 5 years. In addition, she facilitated art therapy groups for children and mothers affected by domestic violence at programs throughout the Chicago area. Working with client's who experienced complex cumulative trauma led Tatum to obtain certification as a trauma specialist through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. In 2005, Tatum returned to school to complete a Master of Science. Focusing on aspects of community and authentic communication, it was highly relevant to her work as a therapist. Since then, she has expanded her practice to include structural family therapy, EMDR, and couples counseling based on the Gottman techniques and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Tatum recently received a certificate from the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute and has become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). 

Tatum has over 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups who have been affected by difficult life circumstances, severe emotional disturbance, and/or persistent mental illness.
She is currently serving as a private practitioner in Sandpoint, Idaho working with a broad spectrum of clients. Her practice is individualized to meet each client's needs based on their life goals and personal strengths. Her areas of expertise include: art therapy, trauma resiliency/ resolution, affect regulation, stress management, anxiety reduction, play therapy, structural family therapy, adolescence, and life transition. 

In addition to being a prominent art therapist, Tatum has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of art therapy, sense of place, and harnessing creative energy in problem solving. 

Education
2007 Master of Science in Environmental Education,  Lesley University
2000 Master of Art in Art Therapy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Kansas State University
1996 Bachelor of Art in Painting and Pre Art Therapy, Kansas State University
1995 Norwich School of Art and Design, Student Exchange 


License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Credentials Board
National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Trauma Specialist, National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children

Additional Training

Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists; Somatic Resilience and Regulation 
EMDR, The Body Mind Institute
Gottman Couples Method, Level Two
Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples



Professional Activities and Memberships
American Art Therapy Association, Professional Member
American Counseling Association, Professional Member

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