Eileen K. Douglas, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC

Assistant Professor

Art Therapy and Counseling, MS

Lester Hall



Eileen Douglas is an alumna of EVMS’ Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program class of 2010. She is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Eileen is pursuing a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP) at Oregon State University and currently serves on the board as Treasurer of the Virginia Art Therapy Association. Eileen’s specialties include mindfulness, mindfulness-based art therapy, and working with trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Eileen’s professional experience has focused on culturally responsive individual and group art therapy and counseling services with adolescents and adults. She began her professional career providing group art therapy to a diverse population of children and adolescents at Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center in Stafford, VA. Eileen returned to the Tidewater area in 2013 to establish an art therapy program at Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy, where she was promoted to Lead Counselor. Eileen later sought to extend her clinical experience to art therapy and counseling with undergraduate and graduate students at Norfolk State University where she focused on brief, solution-focused services and received training in EMDR. Previously, Eileen has served as a part-time faculty member, providing individual supervision and working with students completing capstone projects.

Eileen is passionate about research in the field of art therapy. Her research interests center upon the intersection of art and mindfulness. As a full-time faculty member, Eileen provides individual supervision and mentors GATCP students to complete their Capstone. Eileen also teaches Cultural Competency, Adult Skills, and Ethics and Professionalism.