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Mariah Gormas-Seawright
the professional

pronouns: she/they

Educational Background

  • Master of Arts: Counseling and Art Therapy, Albertus Magnus College

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Sociology; Secondary Teaching Certificate: English and Sociology, Calvin College

Clinical Approach

I see therapy as a collaborative space where we come together to hold what hurts and to discover what you need to live more joyfully. I lean into a relational, feminist, liberation, and creative approach to this work. I am interested in co-creating a space where folx can bring their entire selves, including their multiple and intersecting parts/identities, into wholeness and compassionate healing. As a talk + art therapist, I want to support folx in nurturing their own forms of creative insight and expression in order to access the deeper emotional and lasting impacts of their experiences. 


License & Certification Information

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Connecticut

  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR) in Connecticut

  • CPR/BLS Certification

Special interests:

  • Grief and loss

  • Queer and trans identities

  • Complex trauma 

  • Religious trauma

  • Neurodivergence 

  • Queer family planning

  • Relationships 

  • Attachment wounds


  • Person-centered process

  • Art therapy

  • Narrative therapy

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Somatic experiencing (SE)

  • Spiritual (Transpersonal) therapy

  • Existential therapy

  • Ecotherapy

Mariah: The Person

pronouns: she/they

Social Location

I am a white, queer, gender queer, neuro-divergent creative just starting to explore my pagan roots as a recovering christian. My partner and I are growing a human - coming in 2023. We have a 15 year old, 6-lb fur baby named Spartacus who currently rules our roost. I am originally from Michigan, so my favorite things will always be climbing trees and floating in freshwater lakes.

Interesting Facts

  • I moved from the Midwest to NYC in my early 20's

  • Drawing faces can hold my attention for hours - drawing myself as a child while coming out as queer is how I came to art therapy

  • Auditioning for local theater is my new side-gig

  • I take adventures in nature whenever possible

  • Music, dance, and yoga - really any movement makes me happy

  • I put way too many things in my morning smoothie - says my wife

  • I need a plant whisperer to show me how to keep my plants alive

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