Meet Our New Creative Arts Therapist: Alberta Gyimah-Boadi
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas
Arts therapist Alberta (“Alby”) Gyimah-Boadi enjoys bringing the creative arts to the residents here on campus and loves working with all the talented individuals who call Kensington Park home. She received her master’s degree in art therapy from George Washington University. She was born and raised in Ghana but has been a resident of the Washington, D.C., metro area for 13 years. She has worked at Tracy’s Kids at Children’s National Medical Center and the MSA Adolescent and Child Center in Columbia, Maryland. Alby has also worked with military personnel who have suffered traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
She enjoys traveling all over the world, meeting new people and learning about different cultures. She even spent a month-long internship in India last summer. When not working, Alby loves to take her little dog “Brownie” on hikes, enjoys watching all kinds of movies, reads books on rainy days and spends time cooking and baking to sustain her sweet tooth. She looks forward to meeting and interacting with more Kensington Park residents to discover what other hidden talents they may have!