Kat Dison Nechlebová received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture with concentration in Fiber Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2007; thereafter, in 2014 she obtained dual Masters Degrees in counseling and art therapy with emphasis in transpersonal psychology at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She currently resides in Kansas City, living and working as a multidisciplinary artist, art therapist, and integrative counselor in private practice at Art Therapy and Integrative Counseling, LLC..
For the past decade, the scope of Nechlebová's disciplines spanned from ancient wisdom traditions to cutting-edge developments in modern interpersonal neurobiology--including spiritually-based traditions of Jungian psychology, existential-phenomenology, holotropic breathwork, dream analysis, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Kat uses her experiences as both an artist and therapist to portray human behavioral patterns visually and experientially, providing tangible models to understand otherwise unconscious behavior. Nechlebová is also a published author; her work, “This World is Strange and I Blame It on You,” a treatise on art and psychology, was released in 2019.
Nechlebová is a professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, Kansas Art Therapy Association, Missouri Art Therapy Association, American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, Association for Creativity in Counseling, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, National Association of Professional Women, Czech and Slovak Club of Kansas City, BAAM (Build Art And Make), and is a standing board member of Wickerson Foundry LLC.