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As an artisit I look to express my views in an ever changing world. Take a peek at some of my artwork.

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Art therapy is an integrative profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience. Explore my views and the books I have authored.

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Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.

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I am an art therapist, artist, author, and mindfulness practitioner. As an art therapist, I enjoy inspiring people to use art as a tool to express their thoughts and feelings. Through my art, I explore the balance I’ve had to find between my experiences living in the West and growing up in the East (India). I enjoy sharing my knowledge of art therapy through my books, art, and teachings.

Meditation and yoga have become part of my daily routine and I enjoy creating a safe place to meditate, make art, while sharing my knowledge through workshops and one on one teaching. I completed a certification in MBSR, as well as several week-long and day retreats (time for silent meditation and learning). I am a teacher in Mindful Meditation and received my certification from Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP). I use a combination of art therapy and mindfulness in my private practice. I speak several Indian languages, which include Tamil, Hindi, and Gujarati.

I have an art therapy private practice at Circle Art Studio, Fairfax, Virginia, where I work with all age groups.

Sangeeta Prasad, ATR-BC

  • Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist
  • Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher from the Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate Program (MMTCP) with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
  • Professional credentialed member of the American Art Therapy Association and Virginia Art Therapy Association
  • A wide range of experience in the field of art therapy in the US and India
  • Worked with different population segments – children, adults, and seniors. Speaks several Indian languages, Tamil, Hindi, and Gujarati
  • Present – private art therapy practice – Circle Art Studio in Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Present – Faculty at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, ADT, SOFA, Pune, India
  • Present – Vice President, The Prasad Family Foundation
  • Director, Board of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) 2016-2018
  •  Membership chair and international chair of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) 2014-2016
  • Founder Indian Art Therapy Discussion Forum – IATDF
  • Authored two books on Art Therapy (2015)
  • Published and contributed chapters to several books on Art Therapy
  • Conducted International workshops and seminars
  • Enjoys expressing herself through art
  • Has a daily practice of meditation and yoga


2023 Presidents Award from The American Art Therapy Association.


MA (Art Therapy), George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

BA (Fine Arts), Madras University, Stella Maris College, India.

Certificate in MBSR, USA

Certified Mindfulness Teacher Training Certificate Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.

To learn more about my experience and participation, please click here

While I love art, I always felt the need to find a greater purpose, to carve a niche for myself through self-expression. I found my true calling when I read a book at the U.S. Embassy Library in India called “Art Therapy with Children” by Edith Kramer.

I was hooked and so began my journey of self-discovery, eventually leading to my becoming an Art Therapist.

Please click here to read about MY JOURNEY

To learn more about my philosophy regarding Art Therapy and how it may be used in a myriad of ways to accomplish goals, click here.

Testimonials "I enjoy coming to art therapy with Mrs. Prasad since I get to choose the materials I can work with" A child "Thank you for your guidance and help, you have helped me achieve my dream" Mentee "I find your voice calming and soothing" participant in a workshop on mindfulness and art.