Susan Krisch is an artist and art therapist based in Philadelphia. Susan received a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts at Rutgers University in 2011, and completed a MA in Counseling and Art Therapy at Drexel in 2015.  Susan has worked in outpatient community mental health since 2014, with a focus on trauma-informed practice. Susan has also worked as an organizer for the annual Philadelphia Take Back the Night, a community event to unite, support and hold space for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Throughout both her artwork and healing practices, Susan focuses on agency, empowerment, connection, and growth. 
Curriculum Vitae

Wedge Medical Center
Mental Health Outpatient Therapist
September 2016 - PRESENT

Continuous Quality Improvement Manager 

November 2016- October 2017

Administrative Manager
November 2014 - November 2016

Care Manager

August 2013 - November 2014

Jefferson University Hospital
Art Therapy Intern
September 2012 - June 2013

Women Against Abuse
Art Therapy Intern
June  2012 - August  2012

Brookfield Schools

Art Therapy Intern

March  2012 - June 2012

Hahnemann University Hospital
Art Therapy Intern
September 2011 - March 2012

Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health ProfessionsMasters in Counseling and Art Therapy

September 2011 - August 2016

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ — Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Fine Arts, Minor in Childhood Studies

September 2007 - May 2011

Ahimsa House PhiladelphiaWorkshop Organizer

Take Back the Night PhiladelphiaOrganizer

Fringe ArtsWorkshop leader

Rutgers University— Student Intern

Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission—Workshop Instructor