Director of Creative Arts Therapy Department

Tracy L. Canin, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT

Director of Creative Arts Therapy Department

Degree/Education

  • Master of Arts degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University School of Education
  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Registered and Board Certified Art Psychotherapist
  • Certificate Trainings in Trauma & Ethics; School of Visual Arts /American Art Therapy Association
  • Special Certificate Training
  • Joan Kellogg’s Theory and Mari Mandala Assessment; Vermont College
Tracy has worked in the Healthcare Field for over seventeen years as an Art Psychotherapist. She is presently the Director of Creative Arts Therapy at St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She piloted a program targeted to address coping tools for life stressors and anxiety when faced with medical challenges and illness. This program focuses on giving healing and balance to people faced with: trauma, mood disorders, death & dying, grief & loss, care giving, healing and recovery, cognitive enhancement, and health & wellness. Tracy educates staff on relaxation techniques including: Meditative Diaphragmatic Breathing, Guided Visualization and Environmental Energy Calming. Tracy also supervises Graduate level Interns and Fieldwork students as well as advanced credentialing for new Art Therapists. She is a guest lecturer every year for Long Island University C.W. Post and does private work as an Art Therapist to keep a fresh perspective on the field at hand. Tracy’s background and interests include: Yoga, Photography, Fine Arts & Gallery Work, Nutrition, Dance and Music.