Jocelyn Marzec, LCPC, ATR
Jocelyn’s decision to become a therapist came at the end of a road marked with unexpected, and often fortuitous, turns and discoveries. Her career began in the Fine Arts world after graduating with a BFA from Columbia College Chicago, where she was continuously curious about the minds behind human artistic expression. Jocelyn learned that what she found most interesting and rewarding about art itself was the role(s) it plays in people’s lives. Whether inspiring, thought-provoking, or therapeutic, art is very much a vehicle for people to understand each other, themselves, and the world around them.
Jocelyn then enrolled in Adler Professional School of Psychology, obtaining a Masters in Counseling: Art Therapy. She worked at an acute care psychiatric setting for eight years, gaining experience in various levels of care: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and residential. She worked with a wide range of clinical presentations and people of all ages, individuals at ever-evolving stages of change. Jocelyn is fully credentialed as both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist.
Jocelyn’s use of art as expression has helped her understand the depths of the human experience and the need for both a safe holding space and a non-judgmental presence. Through the integration of the art and therapy worlds, Jocelyn balances realism and abstractness, working to honor the human experience in a creative and practical manner. She feels comfortable in the “gray” area which holds a space where all can be welcomed and speak their truths.
Now at The Aspen Center, Jocelyn continues to draw upon her visual mind to understand how a person paints a picture of their life story.