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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-1648


6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77023

Leara Glinzak, MSAT, ATR-BC

Faris Foundation Art Therapist, Cancer and Hematology Centers


School Education Degree Year
Mount Mary University masters Master of Science, Art Therapy, with a concentration in Counseling 2014
Seton Hill University bachelors Bachelor of Arts, Art Therapy 2012


Leara Glinzak is a board-certified art therapist and The Faris Foundation Art Therapist at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.  

Ms. Glinzak is grounded in a person-centered approach and utilizes a creative process to encourage self-transformation and healing. Her passion for advocating the benefits of art therapy led her to become a nationally-recognized presenter and workshop facilitator in the field of art therapy.  

Her experience spans numerous areas of care and populations, including: grief and trauma, addiction, mental health, dementia, and pediatric hematology/oncology. 

Her work has been published in the peer-reviewed, Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Before joining Texas Children’s Hospital, Ms. Glinzak was an art therapy professor, educator and the former president of the Michigan Art Therapy Association. 

She received a bachelor of arts in art therapy from Seton Hill University and a master of science in art therapy with a concentration in counseling from Mount Mary University.


Organization Name Role
American Art Therapy Association Research Board Member
The American Art Therapy Association Member
The South Texas Chapter of The American Art Therapy Association Member



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