Sarah Anacleto, ATR-BC, LPC

Sarah  is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut (#002349). Licensure can be verified at

Sarah  graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and received a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College where she was awarded for having the highest GPA in her graduate program.

Sarah  traveled and worked as an art therapist and counselor in various urban and rural settings within the U.S. and abroad, including engaging in community-based art therapy with children, adolescents, teachers, and elders in Peru. She has experience working in group home, school, day treatment, assisted-living, and clinic settings with clients of all ages, providing individual, group, family and community art therapy.

In addition to being an FVNA associate, Sarah works as a Medical Art Therapist in a hospital setting. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Albertus Magnus College for the Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program, where she teaches courses on foundations and ethics in art therapy. As part of the Connecticut Art Therapy Association, Sarah created and heads the Member Advocacy Committee. There she provides resources, support, and mentoring for members.

Sarah  is continuously inspired by the imagination, insight, and courage of others and strives to help them access and appreciate their own unique strengths. She believes in the innate creativity of all people and has witnessed the positive impact of art-making and creative expression on health, healing, self-awareness, and interpersonal connection.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and pets, being outdoors, traveling, and pursuing her own artistic endeavors.