Yael Divon, MSATC
Yael Divon received a BA in International Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She pursued a career in that field, helping pioneer a multimedia company right at the birth of the commercial internet. Some years later, upon seeing how Art Therapy created positive change in the life of her daughter, Yael decided to make a career change. She graduated with a Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle in 2014. In New York, Yael worked in addiction treatment settings, as well as Rockland Psychiatric Center. Now living in North Carolina, Yael works as an art therapist for clients with Acquired Brain Injuries at Learning Services in Raleigh, and operates a private art therapy practice in Cary.
"Art of any kind – and one does not need to be an artist to do this - opens neurological pathways in the brain which are otherwise hard to access. When that happens, a light starts to shine bright at the end of the tunnel. It is an experience like no other.”
Katharine Phlegar Broughton, MA, ATR-BC
Katharine Phlegar Broughton earned her Masters in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. Her clinical art therapy experience has primarily focused on working with children and families in the medical setting. Katharine currently works as the Program Coordinator for a non-profit bringing arts into the hospital setting for children and families receiving care at Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center.
MA, MAAT, LPC-A
Erica Fox earned her Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University. Her clinical art therapy and counseling experience have served children, adolescents, and adults while working in gerontological, inpatient, outpatient, and alternative school milieus. In 2011 she developed Creative Expressions through the Ages (CETTA), a program for older adults in various retirement communities throughout the Triad of North Carolina. CETTA groups addressed late aging challenges and stressors affecting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and overall well-being among older adults through art materials, the creative process, and guided discussion among participants. Erica is currently working in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Department at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, NC, as an Art Therapist and Counselor working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Uli Schempp received a Master’s Degree in fine arts from UNC-Greensboro in 1985 and has worked as a ceramic artist since then. He taught as a technical instructor and taught ceramics in the sculpture department of the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2003, he obtained Master’s Degree in art therapy from New York University. He conducted art therapy groups with Liberian refugee children and adolescents through Safe Horizon/Solace and the International Rescue Committee on Staten Island and worked for five years as a creative arts therapist in adult inpatient psychiatry at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.
He has been a member of the Art Therapy Institute since 2011 and has been working with Burmese refugee children and adults in the Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Schools and at the Carrboro Community Health Center.