Deborah Rice is a licensed mental health counsellor, board certified and registered art therapist and licensed creative arts therapist. She has worked in non-profit organizations, hospitals and schools over the past 19 years, focusing on justice involved youth, trauma and substance use. She is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) providing trainings to organizations throughout New York City and is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute. Additionally she has a private practice in Brooklyn where she works with adolescents and young adults, guiding them toward their hopes and dreams by acknowledging substance use and mental wellness