About us

Here at Art of the Soul, we (and you) are blessed to have a knowledgeable and trusted team of therapists, educators and instructors. Among other events and exhibitions, we look forward to bringing you diverse and empowering classes, programs and therapeutic interventions. In striving to offer the most ethical and creative art therapy services, we welcome the opportunity to participate in creative collaborations. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!

Artfully yours,
~the AOS team

What does Art of the Soul Studio Offer?

Group Art Therapy

For individuals needing a little more than an art instruction class and a little less than personal therapy sessions.  In the session, we will make art under guided topics and leave ample time for reflection and group insight. 


Art of the Soul art therapists are available to work with children and adults, individually and in groups. The arts can help facilitate expression of thoughts and emotions. Art therapy is used to work with people with cognitive, behavioral, or emotional needs.  It can help to build a relationship with a child with autism, work through the parent/child relationships work more smoothly, help families work together, aide in the greiving process, build self-confidence, etc.

Jessica Buescher, MA Art Therapist & Business Owner

Jessica received her undergraduate degree in Art Therapy at Eureka College in Illinois and her M.A. in Art Therapy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  She also trained in traditional Peruvian Shamanism at the Four Winds Society in Utah and Peru.
She uses a holistic perspective helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, and personal growth.  Her specialty is helping people work through fear, anxiety, and trauma.  Jessica has 7 years experience working with adolescents, teens, their families, and adults.
Jessica is a contracted art therapist at Still Waters Adult Day Center where she facilitates art therapy programs two days a week and supervises masters level art therapy interns.  She serves as the Assistant Clinical Coordinator for Saint Mary of the Woods College and the 2014-2016 Indiana Art Therapy Association President. She opened Art of the Soul Studio in 2010 and continues to develop art therapy programs and collaborative opportunities among art therapists and the community.
Jessica sees clients for individual sessions on a sliding fee scale.  For more information contact Jessica at jess.artofthesoul@gmail.com.

Kristi Gmutza, MAAT, ATR-BC, CPDPE

Kristi is a registered art therapist with experience in a diverse array of job settings, and has practiced art therapy with various ages and populations. She received her undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington and her M.A. in Art Therapy from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. She has provided art therapy and mental health services to adolescent females with developmental, emotional and behavioral challenges at Damar Services, Inc. Kristi also has experience working with adults in a state hospital setting, homeless youth, the elderly and HIV/AIDS patients. Kristi believes in the healing quality of the arts and strives to help others express themselves in order to gain personal insight and make meaningful life changes. 

As a mother of a preschooler and an in-home childcare provider, Kristi enjoys providing developmentally stimulating art experiences for young children and teenagers. She also enjoys working with mothers and infants and does belly casting for pregnant women.

Kristi also provides individual and group art therapy upon referral, She offers supervision for art therapy students and for graduates seeking their ATR. Kristi is a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and offers workshops, classes and private parent coaching.

For more information contact Kristi at (317) 927-8786 or art4healing@gmail.com

Martine Faist, MA, ATR-BC, LCSW, LMFT

Marti obtained her masters degree in Art Therapy at the Expressive Therapies Department at the University of Louisville.  She’s also a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist.  For many years she has offered creative counseling in private practice, schools, mental health, chemical dependency, hospital and senior care facilities.  She also provides supervision to graduate art therapy students and/or art therapists.  Her goal for all is to decrease stress and increase joy!

I also offer The TARA Approach (integrative energy medicine) to ease symptoms, aid trauma resolution, and empower you to experience greater resilience and balance in life.  For more information, please visit the website www.tara-approach.org

Anthem or United Behavioral Health insurances are accepted for payment.

For more information contact Martine at (317) 771-5861 or 3dmarti@gmail.com, or visit her profile on www.PsychologyToday.com for more details.

Laurie Moyer, LMHC, ATR

Laurie received her undergraduate degree in Art Therapy at Capital University and her M.A. in Art Therapy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She is a licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR). Laurie has 8 years experience working with children, adolescents and families struggling with emotional or behavioral difficulties. Laurie has experience working in many different levels of care, including school and home-based, outpatient, intensive outpatient and inpatient for those in crisis. Laurie uses a combination of creative expression and traditional talk therapy to help her clients reach their goals.  

For more information contact Laurie at (317) 543-7256