Omaha Art Therapy LLC is a limited liability company focusing on the advancement of responsible and effective Art Therapy practices in the Omaha metro area. Understanding the power of art as a therapeutic tool is vital for the safety and healing of our clients. Omaha Art Therapy is founded by Pamela Mueggenberg, and collaborates with The Center for Mindful Living, Nebraskans for the Arts, and the Kansas Art Therapy Association to promote these values.
Individual sessions and in-house workshops are based in The Center for Mindful Living's wonderful new home in Dundee, at 621 N 51st Street. We are in a turn of the century home with natural light, meditation space, and plenty of storage for art supplies. To learn more about what The Center for Mindful Living has to offer, please visit their website.
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner by the state of Nebraska (LMHP)
In supervision to attain Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR)
Master of Arts, Art Therapy Counseling
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Minor in Visual Arts
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Trained in Mindfulness and Expressive Therapies, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment, and the Neurophysiological Effects of Trauma.
Salem Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Day Hospital - Art Therapy Counseling Intern
Facilitated art therapy counseling groups, art therapy assessments, and individual counseling sessions for youth in crisis. Customized sessions to address patient’s focal problem and stabilize symptoms in a short term setting. Active participant in treatment team case formulations and discharge treatment plans.
Portland Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR - Art Therapy Student
Organized and facilitated art groups for adults hospitalized for chronic and acute mental illness. Customized art directives and media to maximize safety and successful completion of projects.
Rainbow Days Inc., Dallas, TX - Psychology Intern
Co-led therapeutically based art groups for children age 6 to 12 focusing on drug abuse prevention.
Outpatient Art Therapist
Returning to my roots, I now have an Art Therapy based private practice with the Center for Mindful Living, nestled in the heart of Dundee. I specialize in attachment and trauma, major mood disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Post-Partum Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Using our quiet, nurturing space I am able to draw in Mindfulness based practices as part of a client's artistic expression.
Home Visitation Therapist
In-home therapy for parents of at-risk children. Client’s diagnoses include Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, developmental delays, psychoses and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Provided comprehensive assessments, made clinical judgments regarding best practice for individual care, and consulted on all Home Visitation cases within the treatment team.
Nonprofit Outpatient Therapist
Provided attachment based, process oriented outpatient art and talk therapy to children and adults with major mental health disorders. Actively advocated for clients by attending school meetings, family team meetings, potential adoptive placement interviews, and psychiatric evaluations and medical checks.
Developed, led, and organized inmate groups through the Douglas County Department of Corrections. Developed an original curriculum for Relapse Prevention based on stress management, emotion regulation, and healthy relationships. Adapted Dr. Steven Bavolek’s curriculum for a Parenting course on the philosophy of parenting and reunification with children after a jail term. Employed Dr. Stanton Samenow’s Commitment to Change series to lead a criminogenically informed cognitive behavioral group. Led a seminar style group based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication.
Applied motivational interviewing and reflective, unbiased exercises to support clients facing an unplanned pregnancy and exploring their options. Supported each client’s decision through referrals to community resources and exploring themes of grief and loss as related to their decision.
Intensive Family Preservation Therapist
Worked as a team with a Bachelor’s level family support worker, provided therapeutic services to families attempting to either reunite or maintain their family during Child Protective Services intervention.