Frances Griffith, MS is an art therapist specializing in anxiety disorders and social empowerment art therapy. She is interested in the power of art making and exhibition to reduce the stigmatization of marginalized groups, such as people with severe mental illness or experiencing homelessness.
She received her Master's degree in art therapy from Florida State University and her Bachelor's degree in studio art from Vassar College. Frances was awarded a Vassar College Fellowship to conduct arts-based ethnographic research in Tanzania. She is currently using community art projects to investigate the perspectives of Tanzanian residents on tourism, culture and art. You can read Frances' publications in journals such as Art Therapy: The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and The Arts in Psychotherapy.
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2018, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.