Aimee Palladino is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from Naropa University and completed her undergraduate degree from Brown University. As an art therapist, Aimee believes that the creative process is uniquely capable of translating difficult internal experiences into outward expressions.
During her graduate training, Aimee completed a clinical internship at the Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC), where she worked with adolescents in the inpatient eating disorder unit. At CHC, Aimee developed an art therapy group exploring the ways that myth narratives and creative expression promote self-acceptance and positive self-concept in adolescents with eating disorders. She has presented at the American Art Therapy Association conference on the relevance of art therapy in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders.
Aimee has worked for several years in residential, home-based, and school settings treating children with acute and chronic trauma. She is trained in Neuro-Developmental Art Therapy and Somatic-Based Play Therapy. She brings a strong experiential, interpersonal, attachment-focused and family systems approach to her work with children and families. Additionally, Aimee has experience in contemplative practice and approaches Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from a strong mindfulness-based framework.
Aimee believes that the journey of healing from an eating disorder centers on the profound process of reengaging with one’s internal world and moving into greater self-acceptance. She is passionate and committed to the process of helping adolescents locate their own internal resourcing and agency.