Juliana Thrall, MPS, LPCC, ATR-BC

Adjunct Faculty Member

Juliana is a current Ph.D. student Adler University in Chicago, IL and attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she graduated with her master’s degree in Art Therapy in 2013. She has worked with various mental health conditions & communities using art to visualize narratives and providing opportunities for their voices to be heard and seen. She has experience with supervising graduate students and post-graduate art therapists for credentials.


MPS - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

BS - Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Email address: 
Professional Membership: 
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Minnesota Art Therapy Association
  • Illinois Art Therapy Association
  • American Alliance of Museums
Professional Practice: 

Art of Counseling – Private Practice Art Therapist, current

Supervision for Art Therapy Post-Graduates, current

Ars Bellum Foundation - Group art therapy for veterans

Clara’s House - Adolescent Partial Hospitalization and Substance Use Programs at St Cloud Hospital

Mercy Home - Group art therapy for children with Autism

Select Publications: 

Thrall, J. (2017). Interpersonal knots: An art-based exploration of tying and untying. In B. MacWilliam (Ed.), Complicated grief, attachment, and art therapy: Theory, treatment, and 14 ready-to-use protocols (pp. 174-190). Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley.

Select Presentations: 
  • “Mandala Stitch Project Workshop” at the American Art Therapy Association Conference, Miami, FL, Nov. 2018
  • “Art Therapy with Adults” at NAMI St. Cloud Annual Conference, St. Cloud, MN, Oct. 2018
  • “Women Veterans Art Therapy Workshop” at MNDVA Women’s Conference, Plymouth, MN, May 2018
  • “Experiential Learning” at Healing Arts for Women Veterans Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Jun. 2017
Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Teach courses in the Art Therapy Department: Group Art Therapy and Art Therapy with Veterans & Military Families

Areas of Interest: 

Art Therapy, Complicated Grief and Loss, Military and Veterans, PTSD and Trauma, Moral Injury, Art Therapy & Museum Programs, Gender Based Violence

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

Empowering students to become quality practitioners.