Shevy Marie has an educational background in psychology and social work and has personally facilitated similar peer-led programs in her local community. Throughout over a decade of professional experience, she has also coached over 40 successful peer facilitators, has developed therapeutic and leadership-based curriculums, and also has experience in counselling. Along with this, she is a certified suicide-intervention trainer and has solid skills in crisis intervention.
Shevy has personally observed and evaluated the therapeutic benefit of peer-led programs, particularly when art is used as a form of expression, as well as the therapeutic impact on individuals who take on leadership roles and become Peer Facilitators in order to help others. Shevy developed ARToverMind in order to share her knowledge and experience with others so that they can become the very best facilitators they can be within an expressive-art healing context.