Shan Ru Lin, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCPC (she/her/hers)

Shan Ru Lin

Adjunct faculty, art therapy
Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)


AT 524 Cross-Cultural Counseling

Researches and specializes in:

Trauma-informed care, working worth women, marginalized community, oppression and social justice, Expressive Therapies Continuum, ecoart therapy/ecopsychology

Shan Ru Lin is a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of the Drexel University Creative Arts in Therapy Master’s program. Her professional experiences range from working with juvenile sex offenders, psychiatric hospitals for adults, trauma-informed practice in community social service settings for women, sexual assault counseling for adults and children, studio-based art therapy, and art therapy consulting in a school setting. Shan currently works as an art therapist, field supervisor, educator, and an off-site ATR supervisor in private practice. Shan is a committee member for the Art Therapy Credentials Board.


I am independently working as a continuing education provider separate from my teaching positions in higher education. Info can be found on