Stuart Cline MA, LPCC, LPAT, LADAC, ATR-BC, is an educator, counselor, Art Therapist, and Life Coach. He graduated with a master of Art Therapy from Southwestern College the first year it was accredited in 1998. In 1995 He graduated from Kean University with a degree in fine arts specializing in art education. Since Graduating from SWC he has been practicing for over 15 years in New Mexico specializing in addictions. He has worked as the substance abuse counselor at the Pueblo of Sandia and started a pottery program with Native Americans doing art therapy with all ages.
Currently, Stuart is in private practice as well as working full time at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital’s Intensive Outpatient program for Substance Abuse in Albuquerque. Stuart continues to paint with the focus on seascapes and light beings. He has written 2 kindle e-books one on Tools to Counsel Clients with Gambling Disorders, The other a metaphysical novel called The Soul’s Crossing about a counselor’s fall into his destiny. In the past year his blog has gained over 76,000 views. In 2009 He consulted Aaron Paul who played Jesse on The Emmy Award winning AMC show Breaking Bad. He has taught an art Therapy class in San Juan at the Ann Wigmore institute and has been on multiple National Art Therapy committees. He has been interviewed multiple times by channel 7 and 13 about substance abuse issues and has been a speaker at a variety of venues. He is excited to be a part of the Southwestern College Instructors.