“...helping you discover the method of expression that feels most comfortable...”
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 in order 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 own 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.