Esther Mauricio
Art Therapist
Specialist InArt Therapy

Biography

Esther graduated from the Art Therapy program at Emporia State University and interned at Menninger, Child and Adolescent Residence Unit, in Topeka, KS. Before her internship, she had nearly 10 years of experience working for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in Family and Children's Services, Employment Preparation and Medical Assistance Programs. Currently Ester facilitates Early Memory Loss/Transitional and Dementia groups for Rochester's Older Persons' Commission Adult Day Service Program. In 2013, she created and co-coordinated OCCMHA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Installation piece, a traveling collaborative art project which involved consumers, supporters and staff of OCCMHA. Esther enjoys creative activities ranging from drawing, mixed media, art journaling, gardening, floral designing, cooking, and crafts. She believes in the importance of creative expression to improve and celebrate a community as well as personal well-being.