Theresa Adamchik ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC-S
Theresa is a Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and an approved LPAT and LPCA supervisor living in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Masters of Education with a concentration in Art Therapy and Counseling from University of Louisville in 2006, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from University of Louisville in 2002.
As an art therapist she worked with children and adults who are differently-abled at Hazelwood Center and is now a PRN Clinical Counselor/Behavioral Specialist at NeuroRestorative, working with adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. Through LET, Theresa has led numerous Expressive Therapy workshops around Louisville and currently works with individual clients with a variety of needs including, developmental and cognitive disabilities, behavioral challenges, and life adjustments/transitions. Theresa has stayed up to date on the latest trainings in the field, including Mindfulness, Anxiety/Depression, Trauma, and Neuropsychology.
Emily Ibershoff MT-BC, LPCC
Emily is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Florida State University in 2005 and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Louisville in 2011. In 2012, Emily completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Neurological Music Therapy techniques are research-based, and focus on how music affects the brain in various ways to stimulate and improve sensorimotor, communicative, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning. This type of therapy is particularly helpful to individuals dealing with developmental disabilities, brain injury, stroke, and various communication and motor impairments.
Throughout her training and career, Emily has worked primarily with people with psychiatric diagnoses, and people with developmental and cognitive disabilities. From 2007-2009 Emily worked at Hazelwood Center proving music therapy to clients with developmental and cognitive disabilities. After completing her Mental Health Counseling degree in 2011, Emily began to specialize in psychiatric music therapy and counseling. Emily has worked at both The Brook Hospital and Norton Hospital providing music therapy and counseling services. Through LET, Emily has provided group music therapy to children, adolescents and adults at Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital since 2010. Emily particularly enjoys working with the adults on the general psychiatric and substance abuse units. Through LET she has also provided individual music therapy to clients with developmental and cognitive disabilities, difficult life adjustments/transitions, anxiety/depression, and traumatic brain injury.
Julia Purcell MT-BC
Julia is a Board Certified Music Therapist. She completed her music therapy degree from Michigan State University in 2004.
Throughout her training and career Julia has had the opportunity to work people with developmental and cognitive disabilities, people living with cancer, people with mental health diagnoses, and people with dementia. From 2004-2009 she provided Music Therapy services for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities at Hazelwood Center. Through LET, Julia has provided group music therapy to children, adolescents and adults at Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital since 2010. Julia has also provided in-home music therapy to many private clients, including clients with dementia, developmental disabilities, and autism.
Becky Hunger ATR-BC, LPAT
Becky is a Board Certified Art Therapist, a Licensed Professional Art Therapist, and an approved LPAT supervisor. She received a Master’s in Art through the Expressive Therapies Program at the University of Louisville in 1995 and has been a practicing art therapy since 1997. As of May 2016, Becky has completed a certificate in Gerontology from Bellarmine University.
For the majority of her career, Becky worked with children and adults with cognitive and developmental challenges at Hazelwood Center in Louisville. While at Hazelwood Center she created an Expressive Therapies program that included credentialed Art, Music and Movement therapists. She retired in 2009 and continued to maintain and expand her skills as a therapist by working at LET. Through LET, Becky has provided in-home therapy services for people with various life challenges including people with Alzheimer’s disease and Autism. She has also conducted groups with women facing specific life challenges through grant funding and has conducted various workshops in the Metro Louisville area.
Sue Sobel ATR-BC, LPAT
Sue Sobel is a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist. Her qualifications include a BFA degree in art from Bradley University, an MAT degree from University of Louisville, and an MA in Expressive Therapies from University of Louisville. As of May 2016, Sue has completed a certificate in Gerontology from Bellarmine University.
In addition to art therapy, Sue has 32 years of art teaching experience with JCPS, retiring in 2014 from Liberty High School, an alternative school for at-risk students. Her teaching career included teaching art to at-risk middle and high school students as well as a psycho-educational drug education class. Currently, through LET Sue is providing art therapy to seniors in a skilled nursing unit in a retirement community and in a memory care unit in a personal care home. She also co-leads an annual eight week art therapy group for women in recovery at a halfway house.
Julia Young MT-BC
Julia is a Board Certified Music Therapist and received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Baldwin-Wallace University in 2012. She completed her internship at The Pioneer Center in Chillicothe, Ohio in 2012 working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
Julia began her career in Indiana working on the Medicaid waiver with individuals with developmental disabilities. Since then, she has experienced working with clients with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. She has led various groups as well as individual sessions which were home or facility-based. Currently, Julia is working primarily providing groups and individual sessions in nursing homes.