Marnie Herlands, ATR-BC, LCAT, CYT
Cognitive Enrichment Specialist
Marnie received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Photography with a minor in Art Therapy at SUNY Plattsburgh and her Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy/Counseling at the College of New Rochelle. Licensed as a Creative Arts Therapist, Marnie is also registered and board-certified as an Art Therapist. She has a wide range of experience providing integrative therapeutic services to older adults and has worked with seniors in both independent and assisted living residential communities as well as community settings. She is highly skilled in engaging older adults in a variety of therapeutic wellness experiences including mindful meditation, breath work, chair yoga and artistic expression.
“As a Cognitive Enrichment Specialist with MindSense, I feel fortunate to be able to provide a wide range of meaningful experiences for clients to express their hopes, desires and challenges. I love providing a supportive space where older adults can let go of judgments and explore their potential and passions whether it be through art, music, movement, writing, conversation or something surprising yet to be discovered! My favorite part of enrichment work is witnessing the joy that comes from harnessing a special connection. I find enrichment work deeply satisfying and I firmly believe that human connectedness is the key to living a full, meaningful life. I am truly grateful to be able to offer a range of possibilities that may enhance and bring enjoyment to someone’s day. No matter our age, circumstances or past, we all have the capacity to experience joy and growth!”