Individual Art Therapy for Adolescents and Adults
When you work with me, you can expect my complete presence. My orientation is person-centered and collaborative. It is my hope that you feel fully supported and respected while in session. I value providing a laid-back, casual atmosphere, where my clients feel comfortable and relaxed in the space.
I practice with a trauma-informed orientation, paying special focus to the experiences of our mind-body connection to help guide you out of the cognitive experiences and into a more holistic form of healing. I utilize art therapy experiences, EMDR, and mindfulness in sessions, as appropriate to your needs. I am currently receiving training in Somatic Experiencing®
Individual Therapy for Military Service Members
As an official partner with The Headstrong Project, I provide no-cost trauma informed therapy to post 9/11 combat veterans. If you would like more information or to see if you are eligible for services, you can visit The Headstrong Project's website here.
What is Art Therapy?
"Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem." To learn more from the American Art Therapy Association, click here.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. To learn more from the EMDRIA website, client here.
At this time, there are no group offerings with Arts and Healing. However, groups are forming, and if you have a special request please contact me!
Please click here to see information regarding contracted community based art therapy groups and workshops.
"If you hear a voice within you saying 'you are not a painter,' then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced"
-Vincent Van Gogh