Kristy Anatol graduated with an MA (Master of Arts) in Art Therapy From New York University in 2013. While attending school in New York, she interned for one year at a homeless shelter, providing art therapy groups for me with mental illness and chemical addictions. At this shelter, she co-created the “Pillow Project”, an art project and exhibition which provided an outlet for clients to explore confidence and self awareness.Kristy then went on to work at a housing settlement, and was able to implement an art therapy program in the early childhood school system, providing group and individual therapy for at risk children with cognitive and social behavioural difficulties. During this time, Kristy also worked as part of a student-run team to provide support through art therapy for families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Shortly after graduating, Kristy returned home to Trinidad and Tobago with the intention of providing therapy for those in need, as well as advocating for the use of creative arts as an effective form of therapy. While she enjoys using art with all populations, she especially loves working with young children, as she believes that they experience life and emotion in the purest form.
Kristy is currently part of a multidisciplinary therapy team at Therapy Works Limited, and is working towards her Art Therapy Registration and Board Certification From AATA (American Art Therapy Association.