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 adults with a history of childhood trauma and/or complex PTSD. 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 utilizes an intuitive eating/non-diet approach to emotional and physical wellness and also runs the support group organization Rochester Eating Disorders Organization (REDO).
Mark Rodgers, LCAT works in an art-based setting to help individuals take a mindful approach to their well-being. By addressing maladaptive coping skills using elements of CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) stimuli and consequences can be identified and explored. Mark specializes in grief and loss, as well as helping clients navigate through depression and anxiety disorders.
Alexis Plastow, LCAT-P blends Humanistic Art Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Therapy in an eclectic approach to counseling. Alexis 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 binge eating disorder/compulsive overeating.
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