Lexie Wheat has worked in the field of clinical therapy for 2 years as an art therapist. She previously found success integrating art therapy with verbal therapy to gain a deeper awareness into a client’s strengths and challenges. Art therapy uses the creative process to explore underlying issues through the use of art making. Art therapy does not focus on the product, but rather the process of making art and the individual experience. It does not require the individual to be artistic, but rather encourages them to use an experiential process to cultivate a deeper understanding.
As a clinician at CIP, Lexie helps students develop self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-advocacy by providing guidance and validation. Art therapy is unique, as it provides a safe, non-verbal, non-threatening form of communication that aids in self-expression. Lexie has earned her Master’s in Art Therapy at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lexie also received her B.A. in Psychology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
When she’s not at CIP, you can find her spending time with her partner and friends, as well as her two cats. She loves to tend to her houseplants, garden, draw, paint and sew in her free time. Lexie is very excited to be part of the CIP team.