Hattie studied Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling at Springfield College in Massachusetts, USA, and received a Bachelors in 2016 and a Masters in 2018. During my time in college I worked at a children’s art studio for my undergrad practicum. For my graduate internships I worked at an adult day center, then an intensive outpatient program and residential treatment program with individuals in recovery from substance use disorders.
After graduating, I worked at a community mental health center doing therapy with adults with a variety of different mental health disorders. Currently I work at Therapy Cooperative in Reykjavík, doing art therapy and psychotherapy with adults. I am a registered art therapist (ATR) with the American Association of Art Therapy (AATA).