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They/Them Pronouns

(he and she are okay too)

OrionCCrook@gmail.com || (305) 804-2266

EDUCATION

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

Master of Arts in Psychology, July 2011

Earned the Humanistic Praxis Certificate through the Therapeutic Training Program

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Graduate Certificate in Qualitative and Interpretive Research Program (CIQR)

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Bachelor of Arts, Major: Honors in Psychology, Studio Art and Philosophy

RESIDENCIES

2015-Current 

Founder of the TAR (Therapeutic Artists Residency) Project and Resident Therapist, Jury Panelist, Marketing, & Funding

Season One 2016-2017: Offered 4 artist individual and group therapy for a year that ended in a two showcases of their work

Parallels: Unfolding Space at Day & Night Projects in July 

Parallels: Holding Space at Binders PCM Gallery in May 12-27th

Season Two 2019-2020: Currently offers two artists individual therapy that will end in solo shows at Day & Night Projects in Summer 2020 and 7 artists a monthly support group

2014-2015

Kiln House Residency Program founding member with Stephanie Pharr 

2014

Sassafras in Woodbury, Tennessee; Resident Artist May & December 

2013

Sassafras in Woodbury, Tennessee; Resident Artist May

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

(Forthcoming) Living Sculpture in March at Mammal Gallery, Blue Tower Gallery

2019

Installation, “The Giant Question Mark,” at the Bakery for Deep South and Kudzu Pride, October

2015

Solo Show I Commit at 9 Ace Gallery, July 5-10th

2014-2017

“This Takes Time,” at Eyedrum Gallery August 2014-Nov 2017

EXHIBITIONS

2017

Performance and Installation, “Parallels: Unfolding Space,” at Day & Night Projects in July 27th-August 19th

2016

Philia at Low Museum

2013

See Through by PushPush Theater at Nelson St. Gallery

PERFORMANCE

2016

Mammal Gallery, Dog Wedding Ceremony with eyeCandle, February 14th

Performed as, ‘The Mare,’  in Rose M. Barron and J. William Hill’s, “Will You be My Nightmare,” at The B Complex October

Waking Down by Shana Robbins at Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, Fl

Sumptuary at Mint Gallery with Zee Zee Bow Dong

2015

South East-US Performance Tour with eyeCandle, January 30- February 14

Downtown Players Club, The Variety Show: Ladies First with eyeCandle, December 12th

Ritual 9 with Shana Robbins at Bluemark Studios, February 19th

2014

Cloth at Tanz Farm with Glo

Nature of Consciousness at Skwhirlhaus

Thunder Road with Kris Pilcher at Art on the Beltline

2013

Love Like a Devil’s Handshake curated by Jonathan Bouknight at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

An Evening of Art and Music at Shakespeare Tavern

Dali Surreal College Night at The High Museum of Art

2012

Lead Performance Artist with the Back Pockets on the two month Magic Cloud Tour of the US

Boy in Terrarium in Terrariums during FLUX Night at Raw Space

CURATORIAL

2017

Parallels: Unfolding Space at Day & Night Projects in July 

Parallels: Holding Space at Binders PCM Gallery in May 12-27th

2015

Panel member for the Walthall Fellowship 2015, Portalism, at MOCA GA

Curated Living Case at Eyedrum Gallery, August 15-Sept. 5th

2014-2015

Curator at Kiln House, Dahlongea, Georgia 

2012-2014

Curator at The Merman Manor, Edgewood, Atlanta, Georgia 

2013

Artistic Designer on I am a Groucho Marxist by Anya Liftig with FLUX Projects

2005-2007

Curator at Basement Gallery in Miami, Florida

FILM

2014

“Magic Cloud” Featured as lead performance artist of the Back Pockets in the documentary made about the Back Pockets and two-month tour they took across the United States. Received the WonderRoot Choice Award at the 2015 WonderRoot Film Festival.

COUNSELING EXPERIENCE OrionPsychotherapy.org

Orion Psychotherapy, Atlanta, Georgia

Psychotherapist and Office Manager, May 2014-Current

Current Supervisor: Annie Kelahan, LPC, ATR-BC, (404) 825-2875

My private practice is a huge life accomplishment and possibly my most artistic endeavor. In building my web-site, doing all the marketing and handling all clinical documentation/forms necessary for treatment, I have grounded myself in a lifelong dedication to offering safer space for individuals to do their work. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults survivors of trauma, transitioning with gender, exploring sexuality and everyday individuals who desire to have someone support their development; often utilizing Expressive Therapy techniques in person centered approaches.

CHRIS 180 Clubhouse, Atlanta, Georgia

Clinical Supervisor and Therapist, August 2015-March 2016

The Clubhouse is a Safer Space for emerging adults who have either a mental health diagnoses and/or substance use struggles. In this position I completed assessments, facilitated groups and engaged in individual sessions. On a daily basis, I provide positive role-modeling and in-milieu therapy that assist in life skill development, mixed in with Expressive and Recreational Therapy techniques. I developed and ran a weekly LGBTQ Support Group as CHRIS 180 was founded with a focus on LGBT foster care.

Vive Family Support Systems, Atlanta, Georgia

Therapeutic Mentor and Parent Coach, October 2014-June 2015

At Vive I worked with teens and young adults, and their parents to make behavioral changes and foster assertive communication. I would pick up the teens and young adults and take them on two hour sessions engaging them in experiential activities (rock climbing, hiking, restaurants, museums, etc.). Part of my position was to a positive role model and to facilitate life skill development, while providing therapeutic services.

Licensed Professional Counselor Association, Norcross, Georgia

Continuing Education Reviewer, October 2014-August 2015

Reviewed and approved/denied continuing education workshop applications for Licensed Professional Counselor Association in the State of Georgia and accessed Excel to track all records.

Skyland Trail, Atlanta, Georgia

Supportive Horticultural Therapist and Life Enrichment Adult Program Staff, April 2011 to March 2012

My clinical internship and two positions at Skyland help propel my understanding of the direction my role as a therapist would take of the years to come. In these positions, I worked with severe mental illness through individual and group sessions as well as horticulture, art, music and other recreational therapies. I developed a vocational structure to meet client’s treatment goals. I was the first ever clinician to bridge the gap between the clinical department and the adjunctive therapy side of the program.

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

Monthly talks at the Herbalista Health Fair at Big House on Ponce since Feb 2015-June 2107, and on mental health stigma in Atlanta Public schools.

2019

Crook, O., (2019, July). Gabshop One: Wait! All negative emotions are just chemically stored data? Orion Psychotherapy Free to the Community series. Atlanta, Ga.

Crook, O., (2019, February). Queering Self Care. Georgia Safe Schools Summit. Decatur, Ga.

Crook, O., (2019, February). Psychology, Magic, and Creativity. Georgia Safe Schools Summit. Decatur, Ga.

Crook, O., (2019, February). What to do now? An open Dialogue between supporters of LGBTQ+ Youth. Georgia Safe Schools Summit. Decatur, Ga.

2018

Crook, O., (2018, May). The intersectionality of Queer and Transgender in Adolescent Clients: And the use of Expressive Therapy with them. Orion Psychotherapy. LPCA approved CE course. Atlanta, Ga.

Crook, O., (2018, January). Trauma and Art: How to. Orion Psychotherapy. LPCA approved CE course. Atlanta, Ga.

2017

Crook, O., (2017, April). Expressive Therapies: A Current Exploration. LPCA approved CE course. Rush Center. Atlanta, Ga.

Crook, O., (2017, March). Your Vision: The Early Stages of Private Practice and What You Need to Know. LPCA approved CE course. Orion Psychotherapy. Atlanta, Ga.

2016

Baxter, A. & Crook, O., (2016, November). The Ethics of Social Media Marketing for Therapists. NASW continuing education ethics course. Atlanta, Ga.

2014

Crook, O., (2014, June). Emerging Adults in the Woods: Wilderness Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, and How the Expressive Therapy Modalities Inform Our Practice as Mental Health Practitioners. LPCA continuing education course. LGBTQ Therapist Resource. Atlanta, Ga.

2011

Crook, O., (2011, April). Horticultural Approaches to the Therapeutic. SPARC: Student Psychology Annual Research Conference. University of West Georgia, Ga.

2009

Crook, O., Parker, L., & Arey, C. (2009, November). Explorations of Connection in the Self within the Psychotherapist through Experiential Activities. American Academy of Psychotherapist 54th Annual Conference. Sarasota, Fl.

AWARDS

Recipient of the HATCH pilot program with C4 Atlanta in 2015

2016

American Academy of Psychotherapist Scholar recipient

Received the Community Reinvestment Grant from the Pride Committee 

The Awesome Foundation Grant for TAR Project

2010

Mike Arrons Scholarship

2009

Honored with the Service to the Community Award at the Annual Jim Klee forum

POSITIONS HELD

Member of the American Academy of Psychotherapist and on the Committee for the Southern Region
Secretary the the LGBTQ Therapist Resource Board and on the Atlanta Coalition for LGBTQ Youth

Arts Force member with C4 Atlanta

Member of LPCA (Licensed Professional Counselor Association), GTNetwork (Georgia Therapy Network)