David Labrum holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Indiana University in South Bend and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana. Over the past 25 years David has created art counseling programs for organizations addressing a multitude of mental health issues including drug and alcohol addiction, criminal behavior, domestic violence and abuse, trauma, and acute grief. He has specialized in providing grief counseling for the past 15 years.
Since 2000, David has worked as an art counselor at several hospice organizations where he has focused on counseling individuals grieving the death of a child. His method of art counseling, combining the best of art therapy approaches with cognitive behavioral therapy, has been especially effective with people experiencing traumatic grief. David also works as an Art Counselor at Indiana Health Group in Carmel, Indiana.
During his career, David has created art programs for at-risk youth at juvenile centers, gifted and talented high school students, disabled veterans at a VA hospital, incarcerated men in a work release program, and the infirmed in several nursing homes. He has developed artist-in-residence programs with the Northern Cheyenne Indians on their reservation in Montana and Drumcroon Educational Art Gallery in Wigan, England.