Madi Musson, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, EMDR-C, CiT: Owner, Therapist, Supervisor


Madi Musson (She/They) is a board-certified registered art therapist, licensed marriage & family therapist, and certified EMDR clinician with over ten years of clinical experience supporting individuals (age 4+), relationships, and groups across the lifespan. Currently Madi is completing certification as a Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT). Madi's clinical focus includes  supporting those impacted by loss and grief, complex trauma, Neurodivergent traits, anxiety, eating disorders, and relational transitions. As an adoptive parent, Madi is a passionate advocate regarding the foster care system and supporting families as they navigate parenting and developmental changes. She also has past expertise serving in several leadership roles, including President and Peer Clinical Consultant, of the Iowa, Colorado, and Washington Art Therapy Associations. Her clinical passion for supporting children and teens was amplified through her work at Children's Hospital Colorado, where she was elected to the Medical Board as Mental Health Liaison and supported patients through the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapies Program in the Pediatric Mental Health Institute and Outpatient Clinic. When not at work Madi enjoys spending time with her family, attending concerts, and traveling.

Madi is not accepting new clients.

Leslie Woodris, Owner (Rise Expressive Art Therapy), MA, LMHC, ATR
Co-Clinical Director, Site Supervisor, Lead Clinician

Stacy Bruton, BA: MA Level Expressive Arts Therapist Intern

                                     Sally, Therapy Dog


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Leslie Woodris (She/Her/Hers),  has been working in the therapy field for 6+ years, having a M.S. in Clinical Counseling and in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. She is a compassionate and empathetic provider who believes that everyone has the ability to overcome their past. Leslie utilizes several therapeutic approaches to assist in the healing process, being trained in EMDR therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT). She also is trained as a Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professional, bringing this specialized knowledge along with her art therapy training into her work with clients. Leslie utilizes a client centered strengths based approach. She is currently working towards advanced certification in Art Therapy and EMDR. While specializing in work with children, she works with all ages.

Rachael Bolaños Jackson (She/Her) is a Master’s level Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Drake University.  Rachael has over 10+ years of experience working with underserved populations in community-based art learning.  Her background includes a BA in Art History (University of Northern Iowa) and advanced trainings in the expressive arts therapies, including an Art Therapy Certificate (Grand View University). Rachael’s clinical focus includes trauma- informed expressive therapies and client centered therapy with an emphasis in the historical and intergenerational traumas experienced by marginalized identities.  Her current post graduate goals include becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT), and pursuing a doctoral degree.

Rachael is not currently accepting new clients.


Rachael Bolaños Jackson, BA: MA Level Expressive Arts Therapist Intern

Stacy Bruton (She/Her/Hers), is a Master's level intern completing her practicum and internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Stacy has over 10+ years of experience working with children and adolescents, with the last eight years working with children and adolescents with special healthcare (medical and intellectual) needs. Stacy is a passionate advocate for neurodivergent youth and brings a clinical specialization in supporting their care. Currently, Stacy is obtaining a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grand View University. During her time in training Stacy plans to participate in expressive arts therapies and trauma-informed clinical approaches. Stacy's current post graduate goals includes becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

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