Zandi is an Art Therapist who believes everyone is born with the healing power of creativity (yes, even you!).
Zandi is a Seattle native, and was born into a family that thrived on creativity and self-reliance. Her mother showed her love through art; from dollmaking to drawing, they shared the language of creativity. When Zandi was 8, her mother died from metastatic breast cancer, and her world collapsed. She felt abandoned and alone. Through her teens and twenties, she faced numerous emotional challenges, and relied on art for her own grieving and healing process. Additionally, she encountered issues with life-threatening food allergies, body acceptance, fertility, and a variety of other human concerns. Through the gift of her own therapy, Zandi learned that we all need someone outside of ourselves at times to act as a guide, teacher, and cheerleader. As a result of these life experiences, in combination with an aptitude for empathy and an innate sense of wanting to help her fellow humans, Zandi has dedicated her professional life to guiding others through their own dark times. She pursued clinical coursework at Bastyr University and Antioch University Seattle, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Psychology and a dual Master’s Degree in Psychology and Art Therapy. Today, Zandi thrives on helping clients uncover their own healing abilities, and helping new therapists achieve their career goals through professional supervision.
Zandi is a Nationally Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, state of WA), and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC, state of NV). She’s had the privilege of working with clients of all ages; from children whose families were facing cancer at Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda's Club Seattle), to adults with cancer who were seeking support at Cancer Lifeline, to seniors experiencing dementia and associated challenges of advanced age at Kline Galland Home. For 6 years Zandi worked as an Art Therapist at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), where she and her team of clinical interns facilitated Art Therapy groups and bedside Art Therapy sessions for patients and families. Zandi then spent 2 years running the Art Therapy program at the Swedish Cancer Institute (watch Zandi talk about Art Therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute), offering individual Art Therapy and Groups for adults.
In 2012, Zandi founded Seattle Expressive Arts Therapy (SEAT) to offer a creative mind-body approach to counseling for women and girls, and after a big move to Nevada in the Fall of 2018, she founded Inspired Art Therapy.
In 2020, Inspired Art Therapy was upgraded to Inspired LIFE Therapy, to offer even more options to adults of all genders, for inspiring and developing mind, body, & spirit health!
Outside of running Inspired Life Therapy, Zandi has taught in the Master's of Psychology and Art Therapy program at Antioch University in Seattle, guest-lectured on the topic of Art Therapy, in the Master’s of Nursing program at the University of Washington, and has been featured on New Day Northwest talking about the benefits of Art Therapy (watch Zandi talk about the benefits of Art Therapy). She was also an adviser and contributor to the therapeutic books and programs of Art with Heart, for many lovely years.
Zoe Davis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, WA state) and Nationally Board-Certified Nutritionist (CNS). She has worked in holistic mental health clinics and integrative psychiatric practices over the last decade and has been honored to support clients through ‘edges’ in their lives that can manifest in emotional, psychological, or physical dis-ease; deserving of kind attention and care. Zoe works internally and externally to be an active ally to her clients, from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. She is committed to ongoing anti-racism and intrinsic bias work as a therapist, health care practitioner, and human.
As a lifelong dancer and choreographer, Zoe has a deep appreciation of the role of creativity and expression in mental health and soul-satisfaction. She emphasizes nourishment as a multi-layered portal to more optimal health and carries this perspective into her work with clients. This includes exploring biological nourishment, spiritual/creative nourishment, social/cultural nourishment, and emotional/psychological nourishment, as each can offer an important piece to feeling more deeply “well”.
Her interest in an integrative approach to mental health grew out of her experience growing up in a strict classical ballet school where she and many of her friends suffered significant harm to their psyches, which she saw manifest in depression, disordered eating behaviors, and anxiety. She realized that the psychological impacts of that kind of abusive environment could manifest in deteriorating physical health, and the restrictions on biological nourishment could also affect emotional health. Thus, Zoe’s understanding of the interconnectivity between psyche and body was permanently solidified.
Zoe attended Antioch University Seattle where she earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, as well as the University of Western States in Portland where she earned a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Additionally, she holds certifications in Nutritional Psychology and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health and has completed post-graduate training in trauma, somatic therapy, mindfulness, implicit bias, and disordered eating.
Zoe’s unique combination of experience and education allows her to use a mind-body approach in a deeply unifying way and to recognize that the spectrum of human experience in these various realms can manifest in both physical and emotional symptoms simultaneously. When we recognize the unity of this experience as human, we can be empowered to build or remodel our lives more authentically. Using a caring, positive, self-embracing approach, Zoe encourages clients to hold a lens of curiosity instead of judgment towards themselves to more fully understand how to move forward in an honest, self-loving way.
Mary's info is coming soon!
Sara Medlock is a Domestic Executive based in her native Seattle, WA. She graduated from Bastyr University with a BS in Health Psychology and Counseling. From there she worked directly with seniors with the goal of improving independence, happiness and home life. She has traveled and studied with shaman in South America and Africa, with the hopes of continuing. A hospitality enthusiast, she worked in hotels focusing on events of all kinds. She later went to marry her experience of event planning and organization with senior care as a Life Enrichment Director. This also included mentoring new directors and assistants across the region and running a busy volunteer program. Sara is an active volunteer and donor for local charities and organizations focusing around women, children, homelessness, equity, and education, and she brings her talents and passion for helping others to the Board of Inspired Life Therapy. She enjoys her family, dancing, yoga, arts and crafts, baking and obscure pop references.
Deveries's info is coming soon!
Inspired ART Therapy is now Inspired LIFE Therapy, and we've added some new offerings to clients, such as Nutrition Therapy!
Thanks for your patience as we get our website updated :)