Erin Headley, DAT, LPC, LMHC, LCAT, ATCS

Erin Headley

Adjunct faculty, art therapy
Counselor, art therapist, educator, supervisor, and researcher


AT 580 Art Therapy Practicum

Researches and specializes in:

OCD and related disorders, arts based advocacy and mental health literacy

I am a counselor, art therapist, educator, supervisor, and researcher. I have extensive knowledge and experience treating and educating others about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I am passionate about mental health advocacy and improving the training of therapists.

I am currently working in a specialized private practice focused on the treatment of OCD and related disorders such as trichotillomania. Prior to this, I have worked in a residential facility for teens and adults with OCD, inpatient and outpatient settings within a large psychiatric hospital, a grief support center, the VA Hospital, and a day center for adults with disabilities.

Additional interests: baking, swimming, piano, body liberation/fat activism, travel, pickling/fermenting/preserving, gardening, the Oregon coast, and cats

Research Interests/Practice Specialty: OCD and related disorders, arts based advocacy and mental health literacy


Headley, E. (2019). A Review of “Cognitive-Behavioral Art Therapy: From Behaviorism to Third Wave”. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

Headley, E. (2020). Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder and Mental Health Literacy: Assessing Clinicians’ Knowledge Through Exposure to OCD Lived Experiences [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Mount Mary University.”