Misty Gibson, Ph.D., LMHC, ATR-BC, CST, ACS (she/her) has joined Antioch University Seattle as faculty for the CAT department. She holds a Ph.D. of Counselor Education and Supervision and was a graduate of the AUS Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy program. She is a Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT) and her clinical work includes working with the LGBTQ+ community, people in polyamorous and open relationships, and people in the kink community. Her research passions include integrating Sex Therapy and Art Therapy and Reflective Art-Making for Art Therapists’ Self Care. She is thrilled to be returning to AUS as faculty and looks forward to her work with students in the CAT program.
I serve as full-time Teaching Faculty in the Drama Therapy Program within the Creative Arts Therapy Department of Antioch University in Seattle, Washington.
I also provide mental health counseling, drama, and expressive arts therapy, spiritual direction, and clinical supervision at Owl’s Well Counseling in Renton, Washington, where I primarily see Veterans and their families through a grant from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.
Previously I served as Clinic Manager for Valley Cities Behavioral Health’s Renton and Rainier Beach Clinics.
I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling with specialties in Drama Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University, a CACREP accredited program. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Professional, Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Child Mental Health Specialist, Registered Drama Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Creativity Coach, Spiritual Director, SoulCollage™ Facilitator, Veriditas Trained Labyrinth Facilitator, Intentional Creativity(r) Teacher, Red Thread Guide, and Artist. I am also an ordained S.H.E.S (Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards) Minister.
In addition, I have over twenty years of experience practicing as an environmental compliance lawyer and working with nonprofit Boards of Directors. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Methodist University.
Bianca is an artist, advocate, Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (IL), and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (WA). They joined Antioch University in 2022. Within the 10+ years of practicing in the mental health field in multiple cities across the globe, Bianca experienced working with outpatient, intellectually and developmentally disabled, LGBTQ, older adults, natural disasters recovery, immigrants, and the bereaved. They also actively collaborate with community and global organizations to develop projects to increase access to therapeutic arts. Bianca maintains a transnational private practice between Hong Kong and the United States. They utilize the multicultural-relational, trauma-informed, and strength-based approaches when collaborating with clients and communities. Their research interests include decolonial, liberatory, and critically conscious global practices in art therapy. Prior to joining Antioch University, they were the former president of the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists (2017-2021), Honorary Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Adjunct Faculty at Lewis and Clark College.
Dr. Anna Everett is an Emeritus Professor at UC Santa Barbara. She is also an elected member of the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees. Dr. Everett is a media historian by training with numerous scholarly publications in film, TV, and new media technologies focusing on race and gender representations. She is a Ford Foundation Fellow, and a two-time recipient of the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Subject Area Expert, among other honors and awards. Her many publications include the books Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949; Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media, AfroGeeks: Beyond the Digital Divide, Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace, among many others. She has recently launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting business, EDS (Everett Diversity Strategies+).
Dr. Perez has been a professional counselor focusing on trauma treatment for over 18 years serving rural NM. She currently lives in Montana and provides therapy via telebehavioral health. In addition to being a counselor and a professor, she is also an author, contributing chapters to multiple books as well as coauthoring and coediting a book for counselors on telebehavioral health. Dr. Perez serves on NM Counselors for Advocacy and Social Justice as president-elect, as well as on the Social Justice and Advocacy Committee for IARTC and for ACSSW.
Dr. Reece Malone is the CEO and founder of Sexuality Consultants and Support Services Manitoba, Inc. and counterpart company Diversity Essentials. He obtained a Master’s of Public Health and Doctorate of Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. As an advocate for sexual health and comprehensive human sexuality education, he often contributes to public health campaigns, delivers education and training, as well as provides consultation on sexual health policy and programming. His therapeutic practice centers on client collaboration, and creating an environment for individuals and relationships to be understood, valued, and respected.
As an internationally well-respected sexologist and trainer, he has provided consultancy to national and international bodies such as The World Health Organization – Pan American Health Organization, The Canadian Human Rights Commission, The Public Health Agency of Canada, and the District of Columbia Department of Health. He often provides media commentary on current sexuality issues including, CBC National, CBC Radio, and Global National. He has contributed to the Canadian School Counsellor, Family Therapy Magazine, Men’s Journal, and Women and Men Magazine. As a popular culture commentator, he has appeared on Dan Savage’s Savage Love, Chicago Reader, Health.com, and in Playboy Magazine.
Dr. Reece is a certified sexuality education supervisor through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and has served on their Ethics Committee and Nominating Committee.
Collaborating with Mariotta Gary Smith, Marla Renee Stewart, and Dr. James Wadley, he is the co-editor of An Intersectional Approach to Sex Therapy: Centering the Lives of Indigenous, Racialized, and People of Color, published by Routledge Press.
Dr. Reece, along with his research colleagues, Dr. Robin Westmacott, Matt Francino Caron, and Holden Conner, is a recipient of the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation award for patient engagement research as well as a Manitoba Medical Services Foundation grant recipient for examining healthcare barriers and mental health outcomes experienced by gender diverse Manitobans.
Dr. Reece is a qualified expert in trans and non-binary adult health and has appeared as an expert witness to the Manitoba Board of Adjudication for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission.