Peggy Kolodny is a trauma-focused Licensed and Board Certified Art Psychotherapist having graduated from George Washington University’s Art Therapy Graduate Program in 1982. She is the co-founder of the Art Therapy Collective, a private practice in Owings Mills, Maryland. Peggy is an IFS and EMDR practitioner, making her one of the few art therapists practicing an integrative approach with both these models. She holds a Level 2 certificate of completion in EMDR and in IFS. She practices through a trauma-informed neurodevelopmental perspective.
As adjunct faculty for George Washington University’s Graduate Art Therapy Program, Peggy is part of the trauma track faculty, lecturing on Dissociative Disorders, IFS, Bilateral Art and the Neurosequential model. She also serves as workshop faculty for the Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars, and the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC, LA and DC. Peggy is an early faculty member of the Ferentz Institute.
Past experiences include President of Maryland Art Therapy Association, Chairperson of Central Maryland Sexual Abuse Treatment Task Force, Vice-chair of the Maryland chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Past academic positions include adjunctive faculty of University of Maryland School of Social Work, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Goucher College. Recent publications include 2 chapters in Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions and Trauma (Quinn, Ed. 2021)
Peggy is an IFS and EMDR practitioner making her one of the few art therapists practicing an integrative approach with advanced trainings in both these models.