Mickie McGraw co-founded the Art Therapy Studio (ATS) at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio in association with Dr. George Streeter in 1967. The Art Therapy Studio provides comprehensive art therapy services to a wide range of persons with special needs, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injured, pediatric, geriatric, oncology, burn, dialysis, chemically dependent, and psychiatric, at MetroHealth Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Fairhill Center and numerous other institutions throughout northeast Ohio. The ATS is the oldest art therapy program of its kind in the country.
Mickie is an Honorary Member of the ATS Board of Trustees and is a past Adjunct Faculty member of Ursuline College’s counseling and art therapy program. She is currently a consultant for the Cleveland Clinic on the development of their “Arts and Medicine Program.”
Mickie has served on many state and national art therapy boards and committees, and contributed a chapter to “Medical Art Therapy with Adults.” She has written and presented extensively about art therapy with neurologically impaired individuals, studio-based art therapy and art therapy education.
Mickie has an MA in Counseling from John Carroll University and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she majored in graphic design.