Spotted Rabbit Creative Arts Therapy
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist - LCAT
No matter what brings you to therapy figuring out how to “be happy” is probably somewhere on the list, whether you believe it is a destination itself or found along the way. We all want to love, be loved, do something meaningful, and have purpose in our lives, yet all too often prior relationships and life experiences have left us with coping skills that are unhealthy, ineffective or just downright baffling. Through the processing of past experiences we help clients make sense of their current behaviors, thoughts, and emotions, enabling them to be more effective in their relationships with others and feel more in control of their lives. We take a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, specializing in art- and talk-based psychotherapy for individuals with a history of childhood trauma and/or complex PTSD, particularly those who identify as LGBTQIA+. Engaging in art directives often leads to unexpected discoveries as the art making process bypasses many of our brain’s natural defense mechanisms. Additionally, art products exist with a sense of permanence not found with words, giving clients a voice that may not otherwise be heard.
MEET OUR THERAPISTS:
Sarah Beren, LCAT specializes in working with adults who have a history of childhood emotional abuse and/or neglect, as well as adults with binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating, which clients often discover is a way of “coping” with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Sarah is trained in ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and utilizes an intuitive eating/non-diet approach to emotional and physical wellness.
Alexis Plastow, LCAT-P works with children and young adults using a unique blend of humanistic art therapy, CBT principles, and family systems therapy. She strives to learn every client’s unique language and life story in order to support them in developing a strong sense of self and encourage personal growth. Alexis specializes in LGBTQIA+ identity development and support, anxiety disorders, and complex trauma.
Monica Devine-Haley, LCAT specializes in working with youth and adults in crisis, addressing emotional and interpersonal conflicts, and breaking the cycle of trauma. Her therapeutic approach is based on CBT principles, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and family systems theory.
Skills and Expertise
Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
Chronic Pain or Illness
Family of Origin Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Loss or Grief
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Person Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Therapy unique to each client
Trauma Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy