Board Certified Registered
Art Therapist & Licensed
Marriage + Family Therapist.
(ATCB# 99-193, MFC#38068)
Holistic & compassionate guidance to help you better understand yourself.
Making sure you're in a safe and peaceful environment for healing is important.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy is the marriage of: art and psychology. Art therapy combines elements of the visual arts, the creative process, human development, behavior, personality, and mental health. Art therapy asks you to explore your inner experience, your feelings, perceptions, and imagination. It may involve learning new skills or art techniques, but the emphasis is generally first on developing and expressing images that come from inside the individual. In art therapy, your inner world of images, feelings, thoughts, and ideas are always the focus and primary to the experience. Art expression can provide a space where new attitudes and feelings can be expressed and explored.
Welcome to my Practice
With over 20 years of experience as a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Board-Certified, Registered Art Therapist, I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults and individuals seeking support and guidance to better understand themselves and the challenges they are experiencing in their lives.
In addition to talk therapy, I invite my clients to explore through art. Creating art is healing, and having a witness to your process can promote self-awareness and help you explore what you may not be able to access through verbal communication alone.
I offer a warm, open, safe space for clients to explore and learn about themselves and examine thoughts, behaviors, and relationships that may no longer be serving them in a positive way.
I use a compassionate, client-centered approach with a Humanistic, Attachment Theory focus. I utilize a variety of interventions depending on the needs of the client. These include:
*Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy
I value a client-therapist relationship with open communication and collaboration towards achieving your goals. I will be there to encourage and empower you towards the changes you want to see and gently challenge you to grow and explore your whole self.
It can be hard to take the first step to seek support. You have taken that first step. How wonderful! I look forward to working with you.
Creating art can be especially effective for children, teens, and young adults struggling to effectively express their emotions and communicate what they are experiencing inside. For those that talk therapy has not been successful, Art Therapy can offer an outlet and an alternative to expressing emotions that they could not do verbally.Book a session