A Comprehensive Approach to Psychotherapy

ATCC Clinical Team

Keith J. Murphey

Consulting Clinician

Clinical Mental Health Counselor & Art Therapist

Master in Art Therapy (MAAT)

Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Heather T. Bushey

Founder & Clinical Director

Clinical Mental Health Counselor & Art Therapist

Master in Art Therapy (MAAT)

Nationally Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Kathryn "Katy" England

Clinical Mental Health Counselor & Art Therapist

Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy (MA)

Nationally Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Dr. Sharon J. Koch

Doctor Of Education (Ed.D)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

With over 20+ years of combined experience working with a diverse variety of populations, here are some of the areas and populations we specialize in.


Populations: 

Adolescents ages 6 and above

Pre-Teens

Teens

Young Adults 

Adults

Couples

Groups

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Environmental / Life stressors
  • Work- life balance
  • Peer/sibling conflict
  • Adolescent treatment
  • Adult treatment
  • Parent support
  • Divorce/ Seperation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)
  • Learning Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorders 

Therapeutic Specialities:

Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Therapy, Talk and Walk Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavior Modification Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Community Involvement:

We provide out reach to two local retirement homes, providing twice weekly socialization and art therapy groups.

Keith J. Murphey, MAAT, ATR-BC, LPC

Keith is the Consulting Clinician at Art Therapy & Creative Counseling. He is a licensed professional counselor, and a Board Certified Art Therapist, and holds a Masters of Art in Art Therapy at Albertus Magnus College. Keith has over ten+ years of experience in the human services field working with children, adolescents, and adult clients. He uses an eclectic approach to therapy, thus meeting the unique needs of all clients. He is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). 

Heather T. Bushey, MAAT, ATR, LPC 

Heather is the Founder and Clinical Director of Art Therapy & Creative Counseling as well as a Nationally Registered Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Master of Art in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts and certificate in Art Therapy from School of Visual Arts in NYC. Heather has over ten+ years of experience working with a diverse range of populations including children, adolescents and adults. Heather uses a holistic treatment approach, including Art Therapy, as a way to enhance the therapeutic process when traditional talk therapy alone is not effective. She has a great amount of experience working with attentional issues, learning disorders, anxiety, adjustment issues, parent support, environmental stressors and work-life balance. She specializes in teens and young adults, and has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Katy England, MA, ATR, LPC

Katy is a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Katy has a wealth of experience in working with children, teens, and young adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Many clients who initially present as resistant or unwilling to engage in treatment have had success with Katy. She has been praised for her consistent ability to demonstrate a genuine interest in getting to know the client and "walking the path" with them. Katy utilizes art interventions combined with her training and experience to help clients confidently reach their goals. Katy is well-informed about current policies and procedures within the education system, as she has experience in a school based health center. Katy's approach is based in cognitive behavioral therapy and humanistic theories. She has received certifications in several group and trauma-informed interventions. She has treated clients suffering from general stress and overwhelming feelings that can come with life changes and transitions, difficulty learning and socializing, and provided therapeutic relief to those facing more severe hardships such as trauma and loss.

Dr. Sharon J. Koch, LCSW

Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with wide-ranging experience in the fields of education and counseling. She holds a doctorate from the University of Hartford in Educational Leadership, as well as a Master of Education degree. She is certified as a school social worker in grades K through 12, and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master of Social Work degree, majoring in group work. Sharon’s experience as a therapist, educator, and dean in college settings has helped many clients navigate issues such as returning to college as an adult learner, feelings of being overwhelmed, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and situational stressors. Sharon is a strong listener and will seek to partner with clients to identify thought and behavior practices that deprive them of meeting their goals.

Additionally, Sharon has an appreciation for the arts, and makes handmade quilts as her personal creative outlet. She respects the mind-body connection, and supports nutritional improvements as a key element for feeling better. Sharon is accepting and non-judgmental, and will tailor her therapeutic approach so that each individual seeking to reach their goals has an inspired advocate.

Mission Statement

We strive to provide individuals, families and children with the navigational too​ls to overcome the obstacles that life often presents by designing strategies for resolving internal and interpersonal conflicts. We believe in the positive power of the creative process and the resilience of the human spirit.