Peggy Kolodny, MA ATR-BC LCPAT, is a Board -Certified, Licensed Art Psychotherapist with level 2 certificates in EMDR and IFS. Founder of the private practice Art Therapy Collective of Owings Mills, she has specialized in trauma treatment across the life span since 1982.
She was recent adjunct faculty with George Washington University and Florida State University’s Art Therapy Graduate Programs as well as multiple professional training faculties, presenting workshops internationally. She is on the Board of the Maryland Art Therapy Association and is their current delegate to the American Art Therapy Association. Peggy is the current chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Special Interest Group, part of the International Society on the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).
Past faculties include University of Maryland School of Social Work, Goucher College, and Maryland Institute, College of Art. Past positions include director of a nonprofit, The Family Connection; past chair of the Central Maryland Sexual Abuse Treatment Task Force, and past president of the Maryland Art Therapy Association.
Recent publications include a chapter entitled “The Interweave of IFS, EMDR, and Art Therapy”, co-authored with Salicia Mazero in EMDR and Creative Arts Therapies (EDS, Davis, Fitzgerald, Jacobs and Marchand, 2022) as well as 2 chapters on trauma, neuroscience, substance use, and art therapy in Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions and Trauma (Quinn, 2021). Peggy is currently working on a chapter on dissociation for an art therapy textbook and co-authoring a book on art therapy and dissociation.
In her spare time, Peggy enjoys drawing, painting, gardening, and her family.