Janet (Jan) Bush, ED.S., ATR-BC, is a credentialed mental health clinician and a registered board certified art Psychotherapist. She is credited for contributing to the fields of psychology and education as the first therapist in the nation to have laid the foundation for a mental health program in public education, in the field of clinical art therapy for Miami’s Dade County Public Schools.
Jan subsequently authored the pioneering textbook, The Handbook of School Art Therapy. Through her long-term and pioneering work, she received several national distinguished clinical services and lifetime achievement awards.
Her breadth of clinical practice has not only included educational settings but also medical, psychiatric, outpatient, correctional and social service facilities, helping clients with a range of issues such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, substance abuse, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, relationship problems, career and educational concerns, LGBTQ issues and other life events.
Internationally known, Jan has consulted, presented, and keynoted her work for professional groups developed clinical curricula and authored journal articles and original research.
She has been featured in local, state and national print and broadcast media including television shows, radio programs, newspaper and magazine articles, podcasts and NBC’s nationwide network news. Jan serves as a consultant in private practice based in Palm Beach County, Florida.