Counseling therapy can be a wonderful experience with the right person.
More Info About My Practice
Please feel free to visit my website for, resources, and more information on how I work. I am a unique therapist in that I focus on the expressive arts. The methods I use take the fear and intimidation out of therapy.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love relationships, creative process, and avenues for personal and spiritual growth, using different meditation and mindfulness practices. When I discovered Art Therapy program I felt as if it was designed just for me through the union of these passions. I love being able to offer a unique and authentic way of therapy to people based on a deep calling. I view everyone as inherently whole and healthy. I think that through life experiences and feeling fear and pain we tend to cope by trying to cover up our vulnerabilities through defenses over time. Through relationship, art, dance and mindfulness practices I am passionate about helping people to uncover their own basic health and wholeness and to allow their unique light to shine in the world. I feel privileged everyday to share in people’s journey and learn just as much from them as I hope they do from me. I am inspired by my clients.
Are you on the Fence about Going to Therapy?
I see therapy as a way to gain support, and we all need that from time to time in our lives, especially during times of transition or trauma. Many of us have had relational traumas in our lives that make it difficult to trust, to speak our truth, or to feel seen. My hope is that through therapy, which is a relationship with specific boundaries to create a safe place, people can gain a sense of confidence, trust, voice and a renewed vision and understanding of themselves that will translate out into the world and their personal relationships. I also try to dymystify the therapeutic process as much as possible and educate people on development, various mental health issues, and why various interventions work. I find many clients find this empowering and often find ways to share this knowledge with their loved ones, creating health and insight around them.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
It is important to find the right fit in therapy. This fit is not only about how a therapist works but who they are. You have to like your therapist in order to have a solid relationship to work from. My approach is very sensitive to learning a persons unique language and trying to meet them right where they are in order to try to fully understand their experiences. I also strive to be as present and authentic in the therapeutic relationship as possible. I have a holistic approach and try to address the many aspects of experience such as mental state, spiritual growth, cultural and societal context, and physical being. I also find that art therapy can be a very refreshing way to work. It can help people get out of their normal defenses and into a non-verbal, experiential way of communication that can be very enriching. You don’t have to be an artist or have skill to do this, just a willingness to try something new.