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About Us


Lauren Amigo (she / her)

CEO, Creative Arts Therapist, Mental Health Counselor

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No matter what brought you to our website, welcome!

I am a board-certified registered art therapist (ATR-BC) and licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) in New York, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. My journey in art therapy began at a young age when, as a client at about 10 years old, I discovered the transformative and healing power of creative expression. This profound experience ignited my lifelong passion for helping others through art therapy. 

I pursued my academic studies at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where I earned a degree in Applied Psychology, Studio Art, and Anthropology, along with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy.

My approach to therapy is warm, humanistic, and client-centered. I focus on encouraging agency, empowering individual goals, and fostering a supportive environment for healing. I believe that through a thoughtful and psychodynamic process, therapy can create a safe space for both emotional and creative exploration. I am here to support you on your journey toward self-discovery and well-being.

Hi friends!


My role here is to bring joy and calm to our sessions. I love saying hi to clients with a friendly paw wave and being a soothing presence in the background of Lauren's sessions.


I'm here to help make your therapy experience as comforting and positive as possible. Don't like dogs? Say no more, friend. I'll happily take a nap on the couch during your session!


Hi there!


I'm Gianna, the office administrator here at Amigo Art Therapy, PLLC. I handle a variety of tasks, from conducting interviews to managing technical aspects and ensuring everything runs smoothly.


I'm passionate about therapy and mental wellness, and I love supporting our team in providing the best care possible. Helping our practice thrive so we can make a positive impact on our clients' lives is a rewarding experience!

Gianna Salmas
BA, New York University

Office Administrator

Remington (Remy)
PHD (Playful Helping Dog), DOG (Dogtor of Goodness)

Pawsitivity Coordinator

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