Molly Violante is a nationally registered, board certified, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT, ATR-BC) in New York State. She has over 8 years of experience working with individuals in both clinical and educational settings. Molly's background in psychology and art led her to pursue art therapy and earn a Master's degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. After graduation, Molly began working at local agencies within the WNY area providing individual, family and group psychotherapy.
Molly currently works at her private practice located in Buffalo, NY. She provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults and families. She is formally trained in trauma-informed art therapy, solution-focused therapy and will often integrate techniques from mindfulness and dialectic-behavioral therapy when working with individuals. She completed an extensive training in the therapy approach called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a solution-focused technique to reduce trauma-related symptoms caused by distressing life experiences. EMDR is also known for alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression. Molly believes a client-centered approach will foster a safe space for healing by integrating her unique skill set for each individual's need.
Her expertise include working with trauma-related symptoms/PTSD, adjustment disorders, mood/anxiety disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, women's issues, gender/identity issues and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems.