Kirstin Pelela, MS, ATR

Primary Therapist

Kirstin received her Master’s Degree in a dual Art Therapy/Mental Health Counseling program at Springfield College in Springfield, MA.  In 2020 she proudly became a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).  She has always had a passion for working with children and their families. Through work in various settings, she has comprehensive knowledge of how art-based activities have the ability to provide expression and understanding when words are not enough.  Kirstin’s strength as a therapist is building rapport with her clients, and engaging them in creative and experiential ways during therapy.  When she is not at work Kirstin loves creating her own art, going on adventures and exploring new places, hiking, reading on the beach, and spending time with loved ones.  She has a lifelong goal of being able to sell her artwork on the side one day.

You can reach Kirstin at kirstin@moonridgeacademy.com.