Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Psychotherapist - LCAT, ATR-BC, CDP
For over 13 years I have worked with adults, children, teens, and seniors providing a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental approach to address issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, relationship problems, life transitions, and more. I combine traditional talk therapy with the creative arts which helps you connect to your best self and find your voice.
Creativity is beneficial at every stage in life, and creative work facilitated by a trained art therapist can support you in overcoming challenges and gaining the insight and skills that you need to live more fully and authentically. You do not need to be an artist, the creative process can inspire profound awareness, healing, and growth. All of the work we do together can be applied to your professional work, parenting, relationships, and the other important areas of your life. Whether you have a strong interest in art, have not made art since childhood, or are somewhere in between, art therapy can facilitate healing and inspire change and is not about creating “masterpieces”, although you may be surprised at the beautiful images that you create. Some of my adult clients create art regularly, while others create art occasionally during their treatment.
Are you looking for an effective approach to support your child? Kids naturally express themselves through art and play, and I use both to support them in better identifying, understanding, and expressing their feelings. Art therapy can promote social, emotional, and cognitive growth, and be an effective and pleasant way for a child to overcome challenges such as low self-esteem, separation anxiety, ADHD, anxiety, social isolation, developmental delays, behavioral problems, divorce, bullying, grief, and more.
Therapy can sometimes be hard work, but my office is a warm and supportive environment dedicated to self-exploration, growth, and healing. I truly believe in the power of art therapy and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you and create the growth that you are seeking for yourself or your loved one.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF ART THERAPY?
*Art can benefit social, emotional, and cognitive development
*Art-making can help with emotional self-regulation
*Art can express what cannot be put into words
*The creative process can help make unconscious material conscious
*Art work can reveal to you otherwise unrecognized patterns and themes in your life
*Art can be an extremely powerful vehicle to processing trauma
*Art work can provide a new perspective
*Art making can increase self esteem
*Art can be relaxing, pleasurable, and fun! And more…
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adoption / Foster Care Issues
Aging and Geriatric Issues
Caregiver Issues or Stress
Child or Adolescent
Chronic Pain or Illness
Divorce and Divorce Adjustment
Family of Origin Issues
Helplessness and Victimhood
Loss or Grief
Trauma and PTSD
Child Parent Psychotherapy
Person Centered Therapy
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Expressive Arts Therapy
Trauma Focused Therapy