Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC Share +

Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with her own private practice in San Juan Capistrano. She is currentlyan instuctor for UCLArts and Healing and currently serves as an expert consultant for her professional board. Ms. Curtis was a lecturer in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy (with specialized training in Clinical Art Therapy) at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for over a decade, for which she now serves as an admissions consultant. 

Ms. Curtis has served as an expert for over 50 media outlets, including PBS, Elle, Boston Globe, LifeHacker, US News and World Report, Cosmopolitan, She Knows Parenting, and EHow Family. She also appears as an expert on the award-winning parenting source, Kids in the House, where she talks about art's potential to enrich the lives of children. 

Ms. Curtis is a past board member of the American Art Therapy Association and past President of the Southern California Art Therapy Association. She speaks regularly about arts-based approaches to health, wellness, and parenting (venues have included UCLA, USC, Kaiser Permanente, the Mom's Club International, and the Boys and Girls Club). Ms. Curtis has been published in the Journal of Clinical Art Therapy and on various online sources including the Foundation for Art and Healing, and Lifespan Learning Institute.

Her book, The Innovative Parent: Using Art to Raise Happy, Connected, & Successful Kids is coming soon.