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Maggie Yowell Wilson

Antioch University Seattle

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.


Educational History

Antioch University, Seattle, Washington, M.A. Counseling with an emphasis in Drama Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (June 2013).

  • Master’s Project: Co-facilitated six-month community process to develop the Council of All Beings Performance Ritual, a community-based ritual to address collective grief over the state of the world, based on the work of Joanna Macy and John Seed. The final dramatic ritual was attended by over 175 people.
  • Served as Graduate Assistant to the Dean of the Department of Psychology (2011-2013).
  • Worked with Professor Sandi Meggert to demonstrate CACREP equivalency of Antioch’s Mental Health Counseling curriculum.
  • Worked with Professor Sandi Meggert in initial efforts to establish an honor society at Antioch University.
  • Served on Dean’s Committee for Environmental Sustainability

Musea: Center for Intentional Creativity/ Musea University

  • Prisma: Intentional Creativity® Practitioner Certification Training a collaborative year-long training for healing professionals in the science and practice of creativity and healing (2022 ongoing).
  • Red Thread Intentional Creativity Guide Certification, an approach to guiding circles that was founded on the teachings of Shiloh Sophia from her book The Way of the Red Thread about curating a culture of connection designed to empower women to become leaders and circle facilitators, 6-month program (2021).
  • Global Intentional Creativity Teacher Certification, an intensive 9-month program (2020)
  • Medicine Painting workshops, an embodied form of painting with an intent to heal, transform and receive insight

Expressive Arts Training Institute

  • Advanced Professional Training Program in Expressive Arts Therapy (120 hours) (2013).
  • Professional Training Program in Expressive Arts Therapy (240 hours) (2009).

Haden Institute Spiritual Direction Program, North Carolina (2007-2009), a two-year program in spiritual direction with an emphasis on Jungian psychology and dream work.

Mercy Center Spiritual Direction Internship Program, Burlingame, California (2007), a month-long residential intensive training and practical experience in spiritual direction.

San Francisco Theological Seminary, Part Time M.Div. Program, Claremont, California (1993-1994).

The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D. (1989)

  • Honor:  Dean’s Award for Highest Achievement in Legal Research and Writing
  • Articles Editor, The Review of Litigation
  • Mental Health Clinic – represented mental health patients in commitment hearings at State Hospital.

Southern Methodist University, B.A. English with minors in Asian Studies and Linguistics (1984), included study at Kwanseii Gakkuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan (1983).

  • Served on Program Council
  • Served as Liaison to W.S. Merwin for Annual Poetry Festival

  • Editor and Contributor, Environmental Compliance Handbook, Association of Washington Business (2005).
  • Co-Author, Using Carbon Sequestration Projects to Offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Emerging U.S. Carbon Trading Market: Opportunities For Agriculture and Timber Industries, with J. Ferrell, 20 American Bar Association Natural Resources & Environment Magazine, No. 1, 20 (Summer 2005)
  • Author, “The Northwest Collaborative Air Priorities Project: A Working Model for the Stakeholder Process” (Summer 2003).
  • Author, “Washington Air Practice” in Washington Lawyer’s Practice Manual, Chapter on Environmental Law (2000, 2001, 2002).
  • Contributor, SONREEL Year in Review, Air Quality Section (2000-2002).
  • Co-Author, “Preparing the Environmental Case for a Criminal Trial” with J. Dragna, Public Law Institute (1992).
  • Invited Faculty Spotlight, Creative Arts Therapy Student Association (2022)
  • Invited Speaker, “A Celtic Labyrinth Pilgrimage” at Saint James Episcopal Parish (October 2021)
  • Instructor, “Introduction to the Creative Arts Therapies for Veterans and their Families” for the Veterans Training Service Center, Seattle (October 2020)
  • Guest Teacher, “Beyond the 50 Minute Hour” at Institute for Clinical Social Work, a psychodynamically-focused PhD program in Chicago (August 2020, 2021)
  • Guest Preacher, Saint James Episcopal Parish (June 2020)
  • Co-Facilitator, “Day Long Symposium: Healing for Women After Cancer Using Creative Arts Therapies” at Saint Mark’s Cathedral (March 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “The Art of Parachuting” at North American Drama Therapy Association Conference 2016 (October 2016).
  • Guest Teacher, Antioch University Seattle (July 2015)‬.
    • As a part of Antioch’s Drama Therapy Summer Institute, I taught a day-long class on using fairy tales and myths in therapy with children and adolescents. Through experiential and collaborative exercises, including the use of masks, movement, storytelling, and puppets, participants explored the power of myths and fairy tales to heal and transform.‬‬
  • Guest Preacher, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church (July 2013).
  • Soulcollage™ Facilitator (2010-Present).
    • As a trained Soulcollage Facilitator, I have facilitated dozens of workshops, retreats and classes, including workshops for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s Substance Abuse Committee, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, All Saints Episcopal Church Chicago, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church Seattle, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Naramata Retreat Center, B.C. Canada, and Woman Spirit Center. These engagements included half day, full day, three day and week-long classes.
  • Guest Lecturer, Antioch University Seattle (October 2013).
    • I was a guest lecturer at Antioch University for a Drama Therapy class in Community Based Theater and Sociodrama, teaching an experiential lesson on Augusto Boal’s Rainbow of Desire technique.
  • Board of Directors Recognition for superior performance and outstanding representation of the guiding principles and values of Valley Cities Behavioral Health (November 2017)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Pacific Northwest International Section (PNWIS) of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) 2009 Awards Program
  • Recognized by Washington Law & Politics Magazine as a Super Lawyer® for 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Recognized by Washington Law & Politics Magazine as one of the Top 40 Women Lawyers in 2007
  • Recognized by Washington Law & Politics Magazine as one of the Top 50 Environmental Lawyers in 2007
  • Recognized by Washington State Bar Association with Pro Bono Publico Servico Commendation, 2003-2007, 2009
  • Faculty Advisor, Creative Arts Therapy Student Association
  • Member, Omega Mu Gamma Chapter of Chi Sigma Epsilon Honor Society
  • Board of Directors, Gaia’s Temple
  • Board of Directors, Health Enriched by the Arts (HEARTS)
  • Pending Member, Philanthropic Education Organization EI
  • North American Drama Therapy Association
  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
  • American Counseling Association
Maggie Yowell

Teaching Faculty,

Creative Arts Therapy Department, Drama Therapy program


Courses Taught

Ethics in Drama Therapy, Introduction to Drama Therapy, Consultation and Supervision in Internship for Drama Therapists, Pre-Internship Practicum in Drama Therapy
Upcoming Courses:
Creative Arts Therapy (Fall 2022), Group Therapy for Drama Therapists (Winter 2022)

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