Wendi Anderson, DMFT

Adjunct Faculty Member

I have experience providing art therapy to people of all ages (from age 3 to 93). I work full time as a clinician providing traditional psychotherapy to children, adolescents, couples, families and groups. I had the pleasure of facilitating art therapy in cross-cultural settings including trips to Tanzania, India, Guatemala, and Argentina. In another area of my work I provide support and follow-up training to people with assistance dogs though Helping Paws, Inc. I am involved with placing the dogs with people with physical disabilities and veterans with PTSD and teaching those recipients, as well as their families, how these special dogs can fit into their life.


Doctorate-Marriage and Family Therapy Argosy University, Eagan, MN

MA Art Therapy- Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT

BA –Psychology and Art St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

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Professional Membership: 

AATA (American Art Therapy Association) AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) IFTA (International Family Therapy Association)

Professional Practice: 

3 years as an in-home individual, family and CTSS skills practitioner and therapist at David Hoy and Associates. 8 years as a client services coordinator at Helping Paws, a service dog organization who provides service dogs to people with physical disabilities and veterans with PTSD 5 years as an art therapist in a state hospital/day treatment setting 4 years providing parent education classes to families and children 5 years as an art therapist in private practice with clients ages 3-93

Areas of Interest: 

Art therapy, Veterans with PTSD, Animal Assisted Intervention and therapy, effects of service dogs on the family system, family systems in other cultures

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

The holistic approach to the person.