Anne Chandra

Anne Chandra

Anne Chandra is an Art teacher with an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Syracuse University, N.Y., and is presently in her second year in the Master’s program in Art Therapy at George Washington University. She has prior training in Clinical Psychology, Fine Arts and Advertising design, and she has accrued over 19 years of diverse experience teaching art to students at the school and university levels. While teaching elementary grade students at the National Cathedral School (Beauvoir Elementary) in Washington DC, Anne realized that she got the greatest satisfaction in teaching children with ADD, ADHD and trauma histories. She also worked with children and adolescents at Little Friends for Peace and many of them had issues of trauma and grief, adjustment, and self-esteem. This inspired her to pursue formal training in Art Therapy in order to help students as a mental health professional. In addition to the formal course work at GWU, Anne has conducted a variety of Art Therapy workshops with a diverse set of clients. She is passionate about Art and Art Therapy, enjoys working with children and adolescents, and is motivated to apply her skills to their treatment. She is currently specializing in children with eating disorders. In addition to experience working with youth, Anne has also conducted art therapy sessions for Seniors at the Village at Foggy Bottom, adults at The Nashman Center at GWU, Excel and Garrison Academy, and Martha’s Table. She has also has taught courses in art and design for social justice giving a voice, support, and tools to empower those in need. Anne is currently doing an internship at Gil Institute under the supervision of Rebecca Gillam, LPC, ATR-BC.