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Lunch with the Arts: Lauren Yoder, Arts & Healing

October 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - October 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

The Allegany Arts Council, in cooperation with Allegany College of Maryland and First Energy, bring you the Autumn Lunch with the Arts Series!

The sessions are held on Thursdays in October from noon to 1 p.m. Each week, an individual from the arts community will lead an informal discussion about what he/she does while attendees have lunch in the second floor conference room of the Culinaire Cafe on Baltimore Street.

Lauren Yoder is the Owner of Arts and Healing, LLC, a small private practice in Old Town Alexandria. She also works full time with the City of Alexandria’s Youth and Family team as a Senior Therapist. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia.

Lauren is a 2005 graduate of Allegany High School. In 2009, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. During the winter 2008 semester, Lauren traveled abroad to Italy to student Art History. Lauren continued to graduate school at The George Washington University, and received a Master of Arts in Art Therapy, with a specialization in Trauma, in 2011. In 2010, Lauren studied abroad to India to study cultural diversity, where she volunteered in a women’s shelter, The Banyan Tree.

Lauren resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Jared Yoder, and their dog Atticus.


October 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
October 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm