Emily Davenport, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT
Licensed Psychotherapist & Founder of Davenport Creative Arts Therapy
Emily is a Licensed, Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist with over a decade of experience. Emily received a BFA from Pratt Institute and a MA from New York University. After a six-month stint living in Japan, Emily became fascinated with mindfulness and meditation. She went on to write her Masters Thesis on Mindfulness & Attachment Theory.
Emily holds over two-years of intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) from the Treatment Implementation Collaborative with Dr. Shari Manning, PhD and was invited to be an internal DBT trainer for New York State Office of Mental Health. To deepen her education, Emily completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course through Mindful Harlem and over 100+ hours of continuing education and training in modalities such as; Relational Life Therapy (RLT), Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Couples Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Neuroscience and Expressive Therapies.
Emily has held positions as a Clinical Internship Supervisor (affiliated with NYU), Group Therapy Leader, Primary Therapist, Recreation Therapist and Art Therapist. Past employment includes; The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorder Treatment, New Hope Mental Health Counseling Center, New York City Children's Center and Bronx Psychiatric Center. Graduate clinical experience includes the Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services and Four Winds Hospital.
Emily creates space for honesty, creativity and curiosity in a nurturing environment. Corporate Wellness clients include: The Giorgio Armani Corporation, Net@Work, Wix, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).
Emily was Featured on the Podcast, The Heart of Healing, A Healers Journey.
Alexandra (Alex) Whicker, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT
Alexandra (Alex) Whicker is a Licensed, Registered & Board Certified Creative Arts Therapist. She received a BA from Converse College in Art Therapy & Psychology and a MA from Long Island University in Clinical Creative Arts Therapy & Counseling. She is is currently on track to receive an additional MA in Mental Health Counseling and will pursue dual licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Alexandra has completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) through the Medical University of South Carolina, a week-long training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with Lane Pederson, Psy. D, LP, DBTC and continuing education in Mindfulness-based practices. Alexandra was selected to participate in a year-long training program focusing on the integration of creative therapies with trauma-informed practices through the Kint Training Institute.
Alexandra is a trauma-informed clinician and has experience working with a range of populations including children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disorders, adults with anxiety and depression and individuals with a history of complex trauma. Special populations include working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Alexandra creates a space for individuals to explore and express themselves authentically and safely. She encourages and supports her clients to gain insight and foster personal growth as they work towards achieving their goals. She is passionate about supporting those who are undergoing transitions within their lives and working towards being the self they deserve to be.