“...helping you discover the method of expression that feels most comfortable...”
“Creating artwork allows your mind to be in a safe place while it contemplates the tougher issues you are dealing with. One can use the tools of brush, paint, pastels, crayons, etc. to expose and, even for a short time, color those issues in a different light.” ― George E. Miller
Art allows us to express ourselves when the words won’t come. Art facilitates communication for those who find it difficult, leads them towards self-expression, and helps them to shine. Art makes communication possible. Art itself communicates.
I am a licensed mental health counselor associate and my specialization is art therapy. My practice encompasses an integrative approach combining art therapy, positive psychology, humanistic psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, transpersonal & spiritual psychology, mindfulness, guided visualization, as well as various other modalities. I work case-by-case with individuals to help them discover the method of expression that feels most comfortable and will best help them with their concerns.
I earned my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from Walden University and my post master’s certificate in Art Therapy from Edinburgh University. As an associate, I work under the supervision of a licensed mental health counselor to obtain hours for full licensure as a mental health counselor. I have recently applied for an Art Therapist Provisional License, which is the first step toward full art therapy licensure. For this, I will be supervised by a board-certified art therapist who will help me gain full licensure as an art therapist.
In addition to my work, I am always seeking ways to enhance my creativity, personal growth, intuition, and spiritual development. Being creative in some form every single day helps me to create balance.
I have worked with a wide variety of people. Being culturally aware, I understand that every interaction is multi-cultural. I strive to meet clients where they are, learn who they are, and understand how I can help them. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, problems in school, criminal justice concerns, and general life guidance.