Elizabeth A. Davis, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York State

EMDR Certified Therapist

Approved Consultant

About Me

Elizabeth Davis, MFA, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT is a board certified, state licensed art therapist with over 20 years’ experience working in the field of creative arts therapy and trauma therapy. She has conducted dozens of workshops and presentations that offer practical and creative approaches to engaging and treating clients of all ages who present with complex issues. Her approach integrates the modalities of Art Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Progressive Counting, mindfulness practices and Play Therapy. She currently serves as Director of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute satellite in Buffalo New York. As Director of Buffalo’s satellite location, Elizabeth is involved in training, research, consultation, and intensive therapy. Elizabeth is EMDR certified and a consultant/ trainer through EMDRIA, level one certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and trained in ASCH, MBSR, play therapy, sand tray, and “part work” utilizing Structural Dissociation Theory.

Education & Experience

MS- Nazareth College, Rochester MFA- State University of New York at Buffalo BA- Philosophy- State University of New York at Buffalo BA- Fine Art-State University of New York at Buffalo Minor- Psychology-State University of New York at Buffalo

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Western New York EMDR- Steering Committee ISSTD- International Society For the Study of Trauma and Dissociation AATA- American Art Therapy Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


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