Sarah Schelble is an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in training with over seven years of experience working with individuals in a creative and therapeutic setting. She received her Masters of Science in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI.
Sarah enjoys utilizing arts and experiential-based approaches in her work with clients by helping them identify what process(es) are most beneficial for them and their needs. Sarah is skilled in many art forms, but specializes in fibers and textiles, such as knitting, crochet, sewing, weaving, and felting. She enjoys incorporating these skills into her clients’ goals and treatment plans.
Sarah started her career as an certified Applied Arts Instructor, where she taught fiber and textile arts skills to 1st through 8th graders at a Waldorf school in Milwaukee, WI. During that time, she realized the therapeutic benefits of craft skills and art making, particularly for the development of self-soothing and self-regulation practices. This led her to pursue a career as an art therapist, with a focus in the use of fibers and textiles in art therapy.
Although Sarah primarily works with children and adolescents, she has worked with individuals across the lifespan and with diverse physical and neuro backgrounds. Her experience includes working with groups of teens and adults with disabilities, helping them strengthen gross and fine motor skills, and create opportunities for self-expression and life enrichment, using adaptive arts methods when applicable. She has also worked in an elementary and middle school setting, where she helped students identify emotions and utilize regulating and calming strategies. There she also supported students who had experienced trauma and loss, by helping them process and express their grief through arts-based activities.
Sarah believes that there is no “one size fits all” strategy for working with clients, and therefore enjoys getting to know her clients and their interests and tailoring her treatment to their needs, goals, and strengths.