Peggy Kolodny, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT graduated from George Washington University with a Master's in Art Therapy in 1982. She is a Board Certified, Registered and Licensed Art Therapist with level 2 certificates in EMDR and in IFS. Founder of the private practice, Art Therapy Collective of Owings Mills, she has specialized in trauma treatment across the life span since 1982. She is recognized as an expert witness on child abuse and trauma in several states. Peggy is on the professional training faculties of Chesapeake Beach Play Therapy Seminars; The Ferentz Institute; and The Expressive Therapies Summits of NYC, LA and DC; and as guest faculty for The Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. She is a guest lecturer at several colleges and has presented at GWU Art Therapy Program since 2013. A board member of the Maryland Art Therapy Association, Peggy is their current delegate to the American Art Therapy Association as well as Historian; and a past President.
Past college adjunct faculties include University of Maryland School of Social Work, Goucher College’s Graduate Art Therapy Program, and Maryland Institute, College of Art. Past professional roles include Chairperson of the Central Maryland Sexual Abuse Treatment Task Force and Vice-Chair of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children/ Maryland Chapter.
Peggy was the director of a non-profit agency, the Family Connection, with a focus on trauma populations, from 1987-1993. Prior to that, she held positions as primary art therapist and family therapist for Franklin Square Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient psychiatric child and adolescent units; and as primary art psychotherapist at North Charles General Hospitals outpatient psychiatric department, both in Baltimore, Maryland.
Recent publications included chapters in Art Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions and Trauma (Quinn, 2021). Peggy is currently engaged in writing several more chapters for other art therapy books.