From art therapy student to nonprofit founder

Alexis Decosimo felt helpless in the summer of 2014 as she watched a country she loved battle the Ebola epidemic. Now she shares with Devex how the nonprofit she founded just six months ago is helping children recover from the trauma in Liberia.

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  • Alexis Decosimo

    Alexis Decosimo is the founder and executive director of Playing to Live! She received her master's in art therapy and clinical counseling at George Washington University and is currently working as an art therapist in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as pursuing her doctorate in public health at Eastern Tennessee State University. She specializes in trauma informed art therapy, program development and international work.