Comer Rudd-Gates has been a practicing Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for almost 30 years. She specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, body image and the role of creativity in healing. Comer is a staff therapist with Gateway Counseling and has a private practice in Guilford, Connecticut. Previously she maintained a private practice in Atlanta, GA and worked as a group therapist for Ladder to the Moon, an intensive outpatient eating disorders program. Comer is the curator of an art exhibit Hungry Souls: Nourishing Ourselves through Art, Co-Executive Producer of the film Bodyspeaks: Finding A Voice through Art Therapy and the Executive Director of the Allasso Foundation: Change, Creativity and the Healing Image.