Karianne Spens-Hanna

karianne.spens.hanna@gmail.com | 810-441-0110



Wayne State University, Detroit, MI                                                                  

M. Ed in Art Therapy                                                                                                   

Graduated:  May 2017

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI                                                             

BFA in Fine Arts                                                                                                                           

Graduated:  May 2012



Art Therapist

Common Ground Crisis Residential Unit, Pontiac, MI

Organize group art therapy sessions for residents in the crisis residential unit, document sessions, maintain progress notes, and establish rapport with a diverse population

September 2018-present


Art Therapist

Mariners Inn, Detroit, MI

Provide individual and group art therapy to men in treatment for substance abuse and homelessness, maintain progress notes, and order supplies for the art program

August 2018-present


Art Therapist

Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center, Mount Clemens, MI

Facilitate trauma-informed group art therapy for adolescents in long term treatment program using a variety of materials and experientials

June 2017-present


Art Therapist

Ennis Center, Flint and Pontiac, MI

Responsible for creating art therapy experientials and facilitating group art therapy for children in foster care, writing evaluations, and providing a safe therapeutic environment

January 2016-July 2018




-Experience working in various settings using diverse art mediums to assist people in therapeutic expression and community building

-Knowledgeable in multiple art mediums with an integrative approach to therapy

-Proficient in sculpture, painting, and drawing

-Organized with excellent communication and leadership skills