Haley Fox, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

"My passion for incorporating the arts into psychotherapy has   
roots in my own experience as an artist." 
-Haley Fox, Ph.D.

"My passion for incorporating the arts into psychotherapy has
roots in my own experience as an artist."
-Haley Fox, Ph.D.

Haley Fox, Ph.D.
Training Coordinator and Assistant Professor,
M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy

My passion for incorporating the arts into psychotherapy has roots in my own experience as an artist, and my academic interest in the subject goes back to undergraduate learning. At St. Olaf College, I studied arts-based therapeutic approaches, including an independent study at the Bethel Institute in West Germany, and also studies in doodling as a projective technique, poetry-writing in therapy, dance therapy, experiments in neurological psychology and musical taste, and an internship with an art therapist working with adolescents.

I focused on intermodal expressive arts therapy during my master’s work with Paolo Knill and Shaun McNiff, acquiring experience with adults with mental illness and cognitive impairments at state hospital and community-based settings. Following completion of my master’s thesis on recurring imagery, I taught masters-level students in counseling and art therapy at Lesley University. While completing my doctoral studies in clinical psychology, I focused on arts-based approaches with forensic populations, particularly examining songwriting and human shadow studies. I continued work in correctional settings and also in a K-12 program for children with emotional and behavioral disorders.

My special academic interests include: heuristic inquiry grounded in the arts, archetypal psychology, intermodal approaches to art therapy, resonance, consciousness studies, and sexuality.

Please email or call me (312.662.4346) if you have any questions or would like more information about me.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • M.A., Expressive Therapies: Art Therapy, Division of Counseling and Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • B.A., Music and Psychology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Massachusetts
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota
  • Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)\
  • Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)
  • LPC/LPCC/REAT Registered Clinical Supervisor

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ATSA), 2009 - present.
  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA), 1994 - present. Positions held on the Board of Directors included Publications Chair, Professional Standards Committee, and Executive Co-Chair.
  • American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC) subcommittee, 1991 - present.
  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA), 1990 - present. 

Selected Presentations

  • “Masks, Wounds and Bridges: Expressive Arts Therapy with Sexual Abusers,” a half-day workshop presented at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference, Hong Kong, October 2015 and at the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) conference in Berlin, West Germany on September 6, 2012.
  • “Arts-Based Heuristic Inquiry,” Association for Creativity in Counseling annual conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2015.
  • “Eros and Psyche: Shining a Lantern on Sexuality in Art and Psychotherapy,” Minnesota Creative Arts Therapists Association 2010 Conference, Creative Healing in Stressful Times, St. Catherine University, March 27, 2010.
  • “Navigating Personality Differences through Art and Conversation: Pathways to Peace,” 2009 IEATA conference, Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 3:30-5:00 pm.
  • “Arts-Based Approaches to Clinical Supervision,” International Interdisciplinary conference on Clinical Supervision, Buffalo, New York, June 13, 2008.

Select Publications

  • Masks, wounds and bridges: Expressive arts therapy with sexual abusers” in Expressive therapies for sexual issues: A social work perspective. Sana Loue (Ed), Springer Publications, 2012.
  • Songwriting and self-discovery: A heuristic study grounded in the arts and supported by the theories of Carl Jung and James Hillman. Doctoral Dissertation, The Union Institute and University, School of Professional Psychology, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2004.
  • Follow your bliss: A soul-centered guide to career-life planning. Florida: Universal Publishers/UPublish.com, 2000. (Url: www.uPublish.com/books/Barba.htm).
  • Minstrels of soul: Intermodal expressive therapies (co-author with Paolo Knill). Toronto: Palmerston Press, 1995 and EGS Press, 20015.
  • Art-making without arms: The story of Japanese artist Junkyo Oishi (co-author with Sara Tstutsumi). CREATE: Journal of the creative and expressive arts therapies exchange, Vol 3, Toronto, Canada, 1993.