Stephanie Biren received her B.A. in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She later obtained her M.S. in Creative Arts Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Before working on her master’s degree, Stephanie enjoyed her time serving as a Western New York AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member, where she helped to eradicate poverty in Buffalo, NY. She interned with arts organizations for youth such as Free Arts NYC, which provides under-served children with arts and mentoring programs. She volunteered as a teaching artist for The Children’s Museum of the Arts NYC and the Memories in the Making program through Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter. During graduate school, she interned with dual-diagnoses youth at Creekside Day Treatment program, affiliated with Hillside Family of Agencies. Her work with eating disorders began in graduate school as an intern at The Healing Connection. She often integrates mindfulness, metaphor and strength-based approaches in art therapy.