Dawn Nuding, LCPC, ATR

Dawn Nuding, LCPC, ATR

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association. I enjoy working with client’s who are open to using the creative process and art materials as part of the process of supporting their mental wellness. I work with children (5+), adolescents and adults. Areas of challenge and change that I work best with include: self-actualization, self-image/body image, anxiety, depression trauma and high functioning Autism Spectrum.

I have found Art Therapy particularly helpful for:

  • Clients who have tried other/more traditional forms of therapy and want to dig deeper
  • Clients (children and adolescents especially) resistant and/or hesitant to try traditional counseling
  • Clients who find it hard to verbalize feelings
  • Creatives

Art can give a voice to experiences and emotions that defy language. It can be a safe space to explore worry, hurt, fear, shame and sadness. Art is intuitive at any age and is the natural language of children.

Art Therapy sessions with me are strengths-based, client centered and utilize a gentle approach to foster a client’s confidence in their own ability to address the change they are seeking. You are the expert in your life. I work with client’s to provide tools for fostering that expertise.

For more about Art Therapy, check out these video links:

The Art Therapy Profession: An Overview

Art Therapy in Action: Adolescents


I completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and received her Masters of Art in Art Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the American Art Therapy Association.


I grew up in The Florida Keys and first came to Maine in 2007 when my husband was stationed with the Navy in Prospect Harbor. After briefly relocating to the Washington State, my family and I returned to Maine and are honored to be part of MDI and the surrounding community. I now live in Lamoine with my husband and daughter. I am an artist, hiker and zombie movie fan.


(Affective January 1, 2019)
Assessment (1-1.5 hours):              $160.00
Individual (1 hour):                        $120.00
Family (1 Hour):                              $145.00

Insurance companies will be billed directly, if desired, and the client will be charged the co-pay balance at the time of service (which depends on the client’s specific insurance coverage).

Third-party insurance policies currently accepted:

– Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
– Community Health Options
– Harvard Pilgrim
-Optum/United Behavioral
– Tricare

I am Out of Network or UNABLE to bill:


*It is the client’s responsibility to check with all other insurance providers about out of network coverage. Co-pays and out of pocket payments are required at the time of service.

School Contracts:
Bucksport School District