The Art With Impact Network is a delightfully diverse coalition of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government programs. Our partners make our work possible by providing the resources necessary to reach students throughout the U.S. and Canada in a time when providing mental health and arts education is more important than ever.

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Alternative Options

Alternative Options Counseling Center is a full service mental health and outpatient rehabilitation treatment facility. They offer intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization, serving both adults and adolescents, for substance abuse, mental health, and eating disorders. They have 3 locations in Orange County and Los Angeles County and are in network with most insurance providers. Complimentary assessments or consultations are available.

Annie Brogger

As a licensed clinician of 16 years, it is Annie’s joy to create a safe therapeutic space that fosters healing and wholeness. Her work is geared towards helping women and men who have the desire to make sense of their lives, and understand and heal from pain and hurt. She helps clients who are suffering from depression, anxiety, or the wounds of trauma; helping people to put the ‘puzzle pieces’ of life back together. The work she does encourages living a full life with intention, purpose, meaning, and a clear direction for the future.

Art Not Shame

Art Not Shame offers tools and programming for youth and other community members to express and address mental health challenges through collaborative art‐making and storytelling. They do this by hosting workshops in partnership with schools, local organizations, and established community health programs.

Arts & Minds Canada

Arts and Minds Canada (AAMC) is committed to supporting mental health initiatives through support and Immersion in the Arts, while pursuing a compassionate vision which broadens the acceptance, recognition and awareness of mental health throughout Canada. They are the founder of the prestigious and longest running Artist in Residence Program on Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Tilting Artists in Residency (AIR). AAMC is a generous supporter of Art With Impact Canada’s programs.

Ayelet Hirshfeld, PhD

Dr. Ayelet Hirshfeld is a private practitioner of assessment, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, brief analysis, & consultation. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice with infants, children, adults, couples & families, and has authored manuscripts in the areas of child psychoanalysis, psychosomatic conditions, and trauma & secondary stress.

Beveridge Family Foundation

The mission of the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc. is to preserve and enhance the quality of life by embracing and perpetuating Frank Stanley Beveridge’s philanthropic vision, through grant making incentives in support of programs in youth development, health, education, religion, art and environment, primarily in Hampden and Hampshire counties, Massachusetts.

Blackhawk Family Development Center

Welcome to your Village! Blackhawk Family Development Center offers individual and group therapeutic support and psychological testing services for children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Our mission: an authentic approach to providing premier strength-based, solution-focused therapy.

Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC) is a non-profit organization that strives through advocacy, capacity building, provision of knowledge and sustainable funding from various sources to challenge and empower all citizens of the neighbourhood. They are a generous supporter of Brandon University’s October 2, 2018 workshop.

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an accredited university that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS is a generous in-kind donor towards AWI’s annual Facilitator Training in San Francisco, California.

Chao-Ying Wang

“Whatever You Might Be Going Through, There Is Help!” Chao-Ying is a psychology and psychoanalyst with offices in Irvine and Rowland Heights where she provides individual, couple and family therapy to adults and children through consultation, crisis intervention, short-term and long-term psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. Her multi-cultural background and language capabilities (English, Mandarin Chinese, and Korean) enables her to work with diverse populations.

City of Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge’s Community Event Support grants recognize the value of special events and the contribution they make to the vitality of the community.

Comfort Inn Riverside

Comfort Inn Riverside, CA is a generous in-kind donor of Art With Impact’s May Poly High School Films With Impact workshop.

Contra Costa County Psychological Association

The Contra Costa Psychological Association (CCPA) is an active group of psychologists committed to advancing the science and profession of psychology and serving the people of Contra Costa County. They offer training and workshops throughout the year to help their members keep up with advancements in our field, and their newsletter and email list-serve, create an ongoing, dynamic exchange of information among members. They also provide mentoring, consultation and monthly meetings for education and networking for Early Career Psychologists.

Dr. Cristina Castagnini

Dr. Cristina Castagnini is a licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years to lead better and healthier lives. She does not use a “cookie-cutter” approach to therapy, and bases treatment on each patient’s own unique, individual needs and goals.

Dr. Foojan Zeine

Dr. Foojan Zeine is an international speaker, psychotherapist, life coach, and the author of Life Reset – The Awareness Path to Create the Life You Want. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She practices in Beverly Hills and Irvine & Woodland Hills offices and online. Her expertise is in intimate relations and addictive behaviors and has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, traumas, and domestic violence.

Dr. Seda Terzyan

Dr. Seda Terzyan is a licensed clinical neuropsychological (PSY 29251) with a specialization in treating and evaluating co-occurring cognitive, health, and psychological problems. She has extensive experience treating trauma, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. She is the Found of Perspectives Psychological Services. She accepts various insurance carriers and her model of care is to provide people with affordable and quality access to mental health treatment. Moreover, unlike what so frequently occurs in our healthcare systems, Dr. Terzyan is keen on identifying and treating underlying cases, rather than just suppressing symptoms.

Edmonton Community Foundation

The Edmonton Community Foundation’s mission is to attract and steward endowment funds to make strategic investments that enhance quality of life in Edmonton. The ECF collaborates with community organizations that illustrate innovative, responsive approaches towards answering today’s challenges. Through these initiatives, they are setting the foundations for tomorrow’s growth. The ECF continues to enrich lives in almost every sector of society, both locally and beyond. They are a generous supporter of two community Movies for Mental Health workshops within Edmonton during the 18/19 academic year.

Feldman Daxon Partners

Feldman Daxon Partners is Canada’s longest standing national provider of career transition, retained executive search, and coaching/leadership development. They generously supported our Toronto Film Fundraiser With Impact in March 2018.

Fondation ECHO Foundation

Echo Foundation is a private charitable foundation incorporated in 1983 and located in Montreal, Canada, with two main areas of interest: mental health and the environment.


Forkable is the best way to get lunch at the office, automating the service so that employees have the tastiest single-serving meals from the highest quality restaurants while reducing waste and cost. Forkable is a generous supporter providing operating support where AWI needs it most!

Golden1 Credit Union

Golden1 Credit Union is California’s leading financial cooperative with branches in 34 of the state’s counties.

Guelph Community Foundation

The Guelph Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding areas.  For more information please visit

Healthy Brandon

Healthy Together Now (HTN) is a community led program, regionally coordinated and government supported initiative to help prevent chronic disease in Manitoba.  They are generous supporters of Brandon University’s Movies for Mental Health program October 2, 2018.

Hope Street Cards

Hope Street creates greeting cards for mental illness, created by a registered psychologist who has both professional experience working with individuals experiencing mental health conditions and personal experience dealing with a psychiatric disorder. As a result, each card created is supportive, appropriate and aims to inspire hope and encourage recovery from a mental illness, and supports innovative mental health charities!

Ines Vaniman

Ines Vaniman LMFT is a Licensed Psychotherapist practicing in Lafayette, CA. She has over 10 years working with Individuals with a focus on overcoming depression, anxiety and trauma.

Julie Chin, LMFT

Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who helps individuals, couples and families overcome life’s difficulties, as she sees them as opportunities for healing and growth. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems.

Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson works with adults, post high school and has a specialty in trauma work. She helps people with issues that get in the way of who they are and how they want to feel.


Manulife Financial provides insurance and investment solutions for individuals and organizations.

Margie Ryerson

Margie Ryerson is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. She sees teens, adults, couples, and families, writes a newspaper column and has authored two books.

Meridian Credit Union-Cambridge & Waterloo

Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, helping more than a quarter of a million Members grow their lives and businesses. Meridian Credit Union-Cambridge & Waterloo is a generous supporter of Art With Impact Canada’s February 2018 Conestoga College ‘Movies 4 Mental Health’ workshop.

Merit Hotel and Suites Fort McMurray

Merit Hotel and Suites are an in-kind donor of Movies for Mental Health at Keyano College.

Michelle Kennedy, LMFT

Michelle Kennedy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Marriage and Family Therapists are known as Relationship Experts and are trained to treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. Licensed by the State of California, Marriage and Family Therapists are psychotherapists uniquely trained and credentialed to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of issues so individuals, couples, and families can achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive relationships.

Michelle is passionate about improving the relationship between parent and child. Michelle has extensive experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and is Certified in both Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Positive Psychology.

Nadia Abou-Seda

Nadia Abou-Seda is a trauma expert with ten years of rich experience supporting diverse individuals with a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, addiction and relationship issues. She works as the Associate Professional Clinical Counselor at the OMID Multicultural Institute for Development.

Nugent Family Counseling Center

At Nugent Family Counseling Center we use innovative therapy approaches so you can focus on what you love and moving on with your life. Whether it’s mental illness, addiction, family issues, relationship issues, peers issues, or work problems, we are here to help.

Parenting ABC

Parenting ABC is an organization dedicated to training, consulting, counseling and coaching Asian Americans to have the relationships they want! Founder Winnis Chiang is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who used to be a software engineering manager in the Silicon Valley. She is passionate about helping young people and their parents who speak Mandarin, Cantonese or English.

Patty Shirley

Patty Shirley is a LMFT certified in Addiction, Trauma, Co-Occurring Disorders, Women’s Treatment, Domestic Violence and Anger Management. She works with individuals, couples and families and invites you to come and explore for a more positive future, no matter what your spiritual, cultural or sexual orientation may be. East Bay Christian Counseling has office locations in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton for your convenience, as well as sliding scale for those who qualify.

Red Deer Community Foundation

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation supports community building through philanthropy, and their annual grant program is one of the creative ways in which they do that. Every year, RDDCF offer central Alberta non-profits an opportunity to access grant funding that supports community improvement in the arts and culture, health and wellness, human services, recreation, sport, education, and environmental sectors.

With these grants, they empower non-profit partners to build a vibrant and healthy community and deliver programs and services that benefit all central Albertans.

Sarah Henley

Sarah Henley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in the power of the Arts to soothe, heal, and transform. She is in private practice in Walnut Creek, California and specializes in the treatment of panic, anxiety, and trauma. She also teaches at California Institute of Integral Studies, where she received her Masters Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy.

SerenITaas Inc

SerenITaaS is a Managed Service Provers helping small to mid sized business grow by providing IT-As-A-Service and IT infrastructure management.

Sibylle Georgianna

Dr. Sibylle Georgianna, Clinical Psychologist, is the CEO of The Leadership Practice and its affiliate, Sexual Health of Orange County, CA. She is passionate to equip individuals, families, and organizations with tools to generate holistic health in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Sibylle is also an Assistant Professor at Vanguard University’s Masters of Organizational Psychology Program, where she teaches Graduate classes on research and statistical decision making in organizations as well as diversity.

Staunton Farm Foundation

The Staunton Farm Foundation invests in a future where behavioral health is understood, supported, and accepted. They are generous supporters of our work in Pennsylvania.

The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation

The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation is dedicated to supporting local and national programs that:

  • Increase mental health awareness
  • Strengthen suicide prevention efforts, and
  • Provide help and healing through the arts for those affected by suicide and mental illness.

Their work is guided by the vision that individuals and families struggling with mental health problems and the risk of suicide will receive the love, care, and treatment they need and deserve to regain their health and go on to enjoy full and prosperous lives. They are a generous sponsor of Movies for Mental Health @ St. Mary’s College, in Maryland.


THEMUSEUM scans the globe for fresh cultural content and use it to stage experiences that stimulate transformative connections for our audiences. THEMUSEUM brings science to life with entertaining, artistic exhibits and provides a wonderful venue for artists to express their unique view of the world.

Thunder Bay Community Foundation

The Thunder Bay Community Foundation provides grants, scholarships and bursaries to students and charities in the District of Thunder Bay. The Thunder Bay Community Foundation, established in 1971, actively promotes community philanthropy for the long-term benefit of Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. They are a generous support of Movies for Mental Health at Confederation College.

Trauma Resource

Dr. Abueg has practiced clinical psychology for over 30 years. His career-long focus has been PTSD and relieving the suffering of his patients from traumas of all kinds–war, disaster, childhood physical or sexual abuse, crime victimization and motor vehicle accidents.

Vanessa Solis

Vanessa Solis, LCSW is a psychotherapist providing therapy and EMDR for young women and teens in the East Bay. She focuses on supporting those struggling with anxiety, depression and the impacts of trauma. In doing so, Vanessa helps young people break through whatever is holding them back, build confidence, and reach personal growth & success.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Established in 1965 the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. NEA supports Art With Impact by assisting in the accessibility and interactivity of the OLIVE film library to allow short films on mental health to reach younger and more global audiences.

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Alberta Culture and Tourism supports the development and sustainability of Alberta’s cultural industries, tourism, the arts, recreation and sport, heritage and nonprofit/voluntary sector. They are a supporter of Art With Impact’s 2016/17 programming in the province of Alberta, Canada.

California Institute of Contemporary Arts

The California Institute of Contemporary Arts promotes the arts through sponsorship of artists and creative programs. AWI was delighted to partner with CICA to offer the following Movies for Mental Health workshops during the 2015/16 academic year: Shasta College, Monterey Peninsula College, Chico State and Santa Monica College.

Gochnauer Family Foundation

The Gochnauer Family Foundation (GFF) provides financial assistance to organizations and programs that promote spiritual, medical, cultural, and educational growth or provide essential services. GFF generously has generously provided operating support to Art With Impact, lending financial need where needed since 2015.

Great Gulf

Great Gulf is an award winning builder and developer of new homes and condos in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Ontario. Great Gulf generously sponsored Art With Impact Canada’s Fall 2015 Movies for Mental Health campaign on post-secondary campuses throughout Ontario.

Medavie Health Foundation

Medavie Health Foundation is focused on three core causes of particular concern to Canadians – child and youth mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and type 2 diabetes. It aims to bring organizations and communities together through collaborative multi-year partnerships and to support grassroots, community-based initiatives through an annual grants program and is a partner of Art With Impact’s Quebec and Maritime programming.


Pacific Blue Cross Community Connection Health Foundation

Pacific Blue Cross is British Columbia’s leading provider of health, dental and travel benefits with a dedication to improving the health outcomes of BC residents through their Community Connection Health Foundation. They are a generous sponsor of Art With Impact Canada’s 2016/17 Movies for Mental Health campaign on post-secondary campuses throughout British Columbia.


Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada’s most international bank and a generous sponsor of Art With Impact Canada’s Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 Movies for Mental Health campaign on post-secondary campuses throughout Ontario.

The McKenzie Foundation of San Francisco

The McKenzie Foundation of San Francisco supports programs and projects that educate and raise public awareness about mental health issues, as well as support and enhance the lives of individuals who face mental health challenges. Art With Impact is grateful to the Foundation for their support of our January 2017 annual educator training.

The McQueen Family Foundation

The McQueen Family Foundation supports organizations with missions related to the arts, education, mental health and international aid. They generously provide operating support to Art With Impact, lending financial need wherever it is needed most.

The Rossy Family Foundation

Based in Montreal, the Rossy Family Foundation funds initiatives in mental health, health care, education and the arts, with a particular emphasis on creating awareness around student mental health. They are a partner of Art With Impact Canada to expand film-based educational programming into Montreal area high schools.

The Sam Mazza Foundation

The Sam Mazza Foundation supports initiatives that strengthen communities through enriching culture, championing education, and improving quality of life. They are a long-time, generous supporter of Art With Impact’s high school workshops partnering with AWI to make Films With Impact workshops possible during the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years.

Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo is a provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance, and consumer and commercial financial services. AWI was delighted to partner with Wells Fargo Advisors to offer Hillsoboro High School’s Films With Impact workshop in Fall 2015.

Alberta Executive Students’ Council

The Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) is a provincial advocacy organization representing the interests of more than 105,000 students in Alberta, Canada. ASEC is a partner of Art With Impact’s programming throughout Alberta.



Au Contraire Film Festival

The Au Contraire Film Festival (ACFF) showcases edgy, thought provoking films that explore mental health issues from a multitude of perspectives.

Healthy Minds Canada

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support mental health research and education, and to raise awareness into and about mental illness and addictions. HMC provides ongoing support for Art With Impact’s Canadian programming.

Partners for Mental Health

Partners for Mental Health seeks to transform the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and people living with a mental illness. Art With Impact Canada and Partners partner to create and support creative opportunities for postsecondary students to engage in meaningful dialogue around mental health. Partners for Mental Health volunteers attend Movies for Mental Health events to share opportunities for engagement in mental health action and advocacy.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. They develop and support student-led chapters on postsecondary campuses, changing the conversation about mental health.