We foster connection and artistic expression, transforming family relationships, one heART at a time.
Long time friends and colleagues, Meredith Simpson and Renee Kelly have combined their talents in art and family therapy, to create a program for families which promotes connection, emotional health, and wellness through creative expression.
Meredith Simpson is a parent coach and educator with a passion for working with children and families. Her professional background and training spans both working with children in schools and clinical settings. Meredith has a strong foundation in child development and uses a strength-based attitude when supporting families. Meredith has a special interest in helping parents learn effective tools to respond to children during emotional moments. It’s Meredith’s own personal experiences as a mom, however, that contribute most to her understanding of the deep joys and challenges of parenthood.
Renee Kelly is a visual artist and mom who founded Art Maker Studio in 2017, focused on art classes, art shows, and creativity for young children. She has also been an after school art teacher for many years at various Marin and Sonoma County schools, as well as a long time elementary school art docent. Renee has a BA in Media Communication Arts from SF State, a Certificate in Drawing from Berkeley Extension, and a Post-Bac Certificate in Visual Arts from Berkeley Extension. She has always had a deep belief in the power of art to help people understand themselves and others, and is currently in the process of obtaining expressive arts and trauma informed coaching certifications.
****HeART in Mind is a wellness coaching business and is not a professional licensed psychology or health care business. HeART in Mind services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals. Wellness coaching is in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling or any other type of therapy or medical advice.