About Lee Ann

Therapy is about you.
Here’s a little about me to help you decide if I can meet
your needs.

Photo of Lee Ann Thill standing in front of pine shrubs.. She's wearing a purple blouse, black sweater and silver necklace. She has gray and brown shoulder length hair and she's smiling.

I’m Lee Ann.

Artist. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 5. Eating disorder for 18 years, recovered for 19 years. Diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s. Queer. Vegan. Loving caregiver to 2 dogs, 4 cats & a blind sparrow. The thing when you buy more books than you could ever read. Committed to liberatory politics. Knows therapy can work because I wouldn’t be here if it didn’t.

And most importantly…

Ready to help you be your best self.

I want to help you respond to your struggles with self-compassion, insight and hope.

Art therapy offers an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone so you can:

  • Discover your capacity to make the changes you seek
  • Be gentle with yourself as you manage ongoing challenges
  • Live in alignment with your values

Therapy Style

My style is easygoing and empathetic with an emphasis on feedback and connection. I believe in building a responsive relationship so you feel heard and seen, cared for and understood.

Many people come to art therapy not having made art since they were kids. I offer specific art tasks with familiar art materials to help you feel comfortable and develop confidence. When you’re ready, we can work together to decide materials and topics that you’re interested in exploring.

Artmaking can lead to a-ha moments, improves emotional wellbeing and expression, and it’s playful and relaxing. Renew your courage to create the life you envision after trying art therapy.

Lee Ann Thill painting at an easel
Lee Ann Thill, standing at an open gate with woods behind her


Creativity, compassion and care – the 3 C’s – are my guiding values because they add joy and meaning to life.

However, society doesn’t always value these qualities, which adds to the pain that brings people to therapy. The 3 C’s are key to my therapy approach because of their role in healing emotional wounds so you can be the best version of you.

Therapy starts with you, but it extends outwards to all the people and communities that give your life meaning. As you heal, I hope you’ll feel empowered and energized to be a force for good for the people and causes that are important to you.  


Culturally Informed Practice

It’s difficult to distill this topic to talking points that don’t sound like platitudes, but let me tell you why this is important to me and what it means when we work together.

Growing up with type 1 diabetes, I was treated differently, felt excluded, and developed deep shame about myself as someone with diabetes. I spent a lot of time in therapy working through that shit, and honestly, love being on the other side of that.

In high school, my political awakening centered on reproductive rights, including my first protest and march for abortion access. As a young adult, uncertainty about my queer identity eventually led to research and writing about bi-invisibility. And in mid-life, I’ve gone all in on animal and climate justice.

Even if the nature of our experiences is different, my experiences help me relate to others who feel excluded and unseen. People from marginalized groups have concerns shaped by their life experience and structural inequality, and my approach takes social context into account.

I want to collaborate with you to explore your specific needs and circumstances, with an emphasis on empowerment that honors your identity.

Protest sign on white poster board, written in black marker, sitting in the grass that reads: equality for all

My Story

My path to being a therapist started as a client. Therapy helped me deal with depression, diabetes distress and an eating disorder in my teens and 20’s. These life experiences inform who I am as a person and how I work as a therapist.

When not seeing clients, I volunteer, taking care of adoptable cats, and I teach art therapy students. I’m a nerdy homebody who likes to garden, cook, make art, and be with my husband and our family of rescued animals. I love Philly sports and have a perfectly normal obsession with Gritty. My media tastes can be a weird grab bag of history books, funny TV, depressing movies, political podcasts, and a decent collection of mostly 70’s and 80’s vinyl.

I’m committed to liberation politics – gender equity, racial justice, climate justice, queer rights & animal rights – and I value learning, helping others & kindness.

Photo of Lee Ann Thill. She is outside, sitting on the ground with two small dogs on her lap, a tan terrier-mix dog with big bat ears and a brown chihuahua-mix dog with one eye. Lee Ann is smiling, wearing a black t-shirt, and her hair is pulled back and windblown. There are trees in the background.

Professional Activities


  • Lesley University: PhD in Expressive Therapies
  • Drexel University: MA in Art Therapy
  • Temple University Tyler School of Art: BFA in Painting & Drawing, Ceramics

Professional Affiliations

  • American Art Therapy Association
  • New Jersey Art Therapy Association


  • 2010 Ron Hays Presenter’s Award, Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association
  • 2012 Innovative Applications of Art Therapy Award, Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association
  • 2012 Diabetes Hands Foundation Seed Grant Recipient

Professional Credentials

  • NJ LPAT #16LP00019300
  • CT CLAT #77
  • PA LPC #PC005897
  • Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist – ATR-BC

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(856) 258-0818

146 Lakeview Drive South Suite 300 Gibbsboro, NJ 08026