Katie Cahill, LMHC, ATR

Katie earned her Masters degree in expressive arts therapy and counseling from Lesley University. She is a licensed mental health counselor and a registered art therapist. Katie is also an instructor of the visual arts. She teaches technique, elements of design, and artistic style to all ages.

As a clinician, Katie is dedicated to helping people enrich and improve their lives. She has experience customizing program development for a residential care facility, primarily serving individuals with mood and psychosis disorders.  She is engaged in collegiate counseling, facilitating management of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, transitions and relationships.  She has also enjoyed her work with adults with disordered eating and troubled body image.

Katie utilizes a variety of clinical approaches depending on the needs and responses the client.  She ascribes to strengths-based approaches, mindfulness practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and basic Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skill-building techniques. She takes special care to get to know the whole person and their many facets in order to best serve their needs. As suitable to the client, Katie finds the arts to be a reliable agent for greater self-understanding, self-expression, empowerment, and personal growth.  She is warm, empathic, occasionally comical and passionate about her work. 

katie@artfullifecenter.org, 978-548-6288, ext. 4

Meet the Artful Life:

• Artful Life Associates •

Alison Trimby, LICSW

Ali is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work in Child and Family Services from Salem State. She has worked in a variety of mental health and educational settings on the North Shore. She is a licensed School Adjustment Counselor at a local district and is also a 200-HR registered yoga teacher. She sees all ages, with a focus on children, as well as families. Ali utilizes an integrated strengths-based and person-centered approach, incorporating a variety of treatment modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and CBT. She is trained in two evidence-based trauma models, TF-CBT, and CPT. A proponent of the mind-body connection, Ali joyfully integrates the expressive arts such as play therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and art. Ali's specialties include anxiety, self-esteem, and identity. Ali strives to create a safe space where therapy is empowering and enjoyable. 
Ali is not accepting clients at this time. Please contact info@artfullifecenter.org with any inquiries.

The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio, LLC

234 Cabot Street, Beverly MA 01915 • 978-548-6288 • info@artfullifecenter.org

Lisa Silveria, MA, LMHC

Lisa is an Expressive Arts Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her MA in Expressive Arts Therapy in 1993, and her training was focused on using the various arts modalities to assist others in exploring their issues, and expressing their feelings through the creative process. Lisa's professional experience has included working with a myriad of populations, including children and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Her professional specialties are sexual abuse and domestic violence. Lisa is also an adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Endicott College. lisa@artfullifecenter.org, 978-548-6288, ext. 3

Madelene Pario, LMHC, ATR-BC:  

Madelene is a licensed mental health counselor, board-certified, registered art therapist, and artist with a Master's degree in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to children and families, Madelene also works with adolescents and adults with a diverse range of issues. Her areas of clinical expertise include: anxiety, depression, PTSD, racing thoughts, anger management, hyperactivity, bipolar disorder, group work and parenting support.

​Madelene is trained in cognitive behavioral trauma-focused therapy for children (TF-CBT), and is a Level One Certified Trauma-Informed Art Therapist. She is also currently being trained as a Level 1 Certified EMDR Therapist. She uses an eclectic approach, incorporating her skills in Art Therapy with Positive Psychology, Focusing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to treat a diverse range of issues. As an art therapist, Madelene is trained in using the arts (drawing, painting, collage, journaling, poetry, sculpture, etc) to help her clients access and express their thoughts and feelings. Often, using the creative arts can help unblock or express an issue that cannot be accessed through words, and can help a client progress in treatment. Art therapy has been proven to be especially helpful for those who have difficulty with verbal expression, and for those with a history of trauma or PTSD.

From 2007-2011 she traveled to Uganda multiple times to facilitate development projects through the arts. She has presented her work at Lesley University, Endicott College, the American Art Therapy Association and the New England Art Therapy Association, and is a frequent guest lecturer. Madelene is passionate about using the arts to strengthen communities, breakdown stereotypes and create positive social change. ​madelene@artfullifecenter.org, 978-548-6288, ext. 2

Natalie Blue, MA, LMHC: 

Natalie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Expressive Arts Therapist and the Co-Founder of The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio in Beverly, MA. Over the past 10 years, Natalie has worked for various human service agencies on the North Shore such as Children’s Friend and Family Services, Family Continuity, the North Shore Rape Crisis Center and HAWC providing counseling to children, families, adolescents and adults. She was also the Clinical Director of the Spotlight Program at the Northeast Arc.
As a therapist, she practices a person-centered approach and applies a range of techniques including verbal therapy, CBT, mindfulness, expressive arts therapy, and play therapy depending on a person's needs and preferences. She also believes building an authentic connection with clients allows them to feel more grounded, self-aware, and able to have deeper and more meaningful relationships with themselves and other people in their lives.
In addition to The Artful Life, Natalie is also an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at Endicott College. She holds a Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. She is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), The Incredible Years and RainbowDance. She is a Level One Certified Trauma-Informed Art Therapist and is currently pursuing certification in EMDR.

natalie@artfullifecenter.org​, 978-548-6288, ext. 1

Rebecca Perry, MA, LMHC

Rebecca is a licensed mental health counselor who earned her Masters degree in Art Therapy from Lesley University in 2010 and has since worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.  Being well versed in a multitude of art mediums, Rebecca is able to utilize a combination of approaches in her art therapy work that best meets the needs of the individual. 

Clinically, Rebecca is committed to supporting the individual from a holistic point and adapting to the needs of the client.  Having worked with individuals from a wide range of settings, she is mindful of the impact of one’s environment and circumstances on both the issues at hand and how best to address them.  This could range from working in the visual arts, to music, movement, play therapy, and a variety of other approaches.  In addition, she works to empower the person to gain a sense of agency over their own life and feel confident in addressing any issues or stressors that may arise.  She specializes in trauma-informed care, LGBTQ issues, women’s/girl’s issues, depression, anxiety, and self-identity development. 

rebecca@artfullifecenter.org, 978-548-6288, ext. 5