Bryce Bailey is a registered art therapist who received his bachelor’s degree in art and elementary education from Western Washington University and his M.A. in mental health counseling and art therapy from Antioch University in Seattle, where he would later become part of the adjunct faculty.
Bryce has worked as an art therapist with homeless and LGBTQ youth in Seattle, utilizing his own community-based art therapy practice, EmpowerART Studio, to offer creative recovery workshops, art groups, retreats and lectures throughout the country, specializing in addiction recovery and LGBTQ identity empowerment. His research project, “Art Making as a Component and Facilitator of Resiliency With Homeless Youth,” was published in Art Therapy Journal in 2008. Bryce has been a member of American Art Therapy Association (AATA) since 2004.
A collage/mixed media artist, Bryce started at Michael’s House in February 2015 as an intake counselor, intending to develop an art therapy component. Since April 2016 he has served as the primary art therapist with LGBT track support at the Men’s Center.