Hope Development Practice Alumni

We are so proud of our past student therapists!

One of the foundations of our field is new generations of therapists emerging, growing, and developing their practice and our field. Hope Development Practice celebrates our alumni and encourages ongoing connection and community among our providers.

Julian Rice, MA - Art Therapy Associate

I am currently a master’s student, studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. My undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts, which has given me familiarity with many materials and approaches to art-making. I have an intersectional social justice oriented approach to therapy that is centered on liberation and empowerment. For me, this begins with embracing multimodal communication in the therapy room, where I see art-making not just as a tool for client processing, but as a means for enriching communication. In my practice I integrate art therapy with somatic theory, gaming, and pop culture in a strengths-based approach that centers client goals and interests. My passion is for neurodiversity-centered mental health care for autistic and ADHD clients, but I enjoy working with clients from a variety of backgrounds.


K. René Krein, MA, CYT - Drama Therapist - LMHCA


As a counselor, I will walk beside you as you discover and cultivate what wellness, joy, and liberation mean for you. My experiences in art making and mutual aid have taught me that well-being is a communal, creative, and evolving process. You are in charge of what we do together. I am committed to lifelong engagement in better understanding and divesting from my roles in systemic oppression. I wholeheartedly invite open and candid dialogue about the power dynamics of the counseling relationship and of our social locations. As a creative arts therapist, I may offer activities or exercises beyond traditional talk therapy. I believe that creativity and play are deeply healing for people of all ages! My theoretical orientation is informed by somatics, internal family systems, attachment theory, contemplative psychotherapy, and liberation psychology. My approach is non-pathologizing, abolitionist, and heart-centered. I am in Antioch University’s CMHC program with Drama Therapy and anticipate graduating in June 2024. 

Pronouns: they/them

Pertinent social locations: white | queer | trans | nonbinary | neurodivergent

★ Three words that describe you:

incisive, gentle, dedicated

★ Personal motto

“I’m here for the contrast.”

★ Cause you care about

Sex work harm reduction and decriminalization

★ Quote

“In a troubled time, the willingness to proceed as though you’re needed is a radical act.” 

-Stephen Jenkinson