Being mindful of one's overall wellness is vital in today's busy world. Our lives are multidimensional and often complicated. Art therapy is a dynamic addition to any wellness plan engaging both sides of the brain in a judgement-free, process driven experience.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 1999
I have a consistent meditation practice and believe in the importance of practicing mindfulness in the many things we do. In my practice I also provide groups, Creative Mindfulness, that incorporate meditation, art making and process. Creativity is a choice and can be found in all areas of life. Mindfulness is another way to honor this process and experience life to the fullest.
In my practice I have found that it is best to support each client where they are. I start from a social constructivist approach meeting them where they are in their narrative, then I may pull from Humanistic/Existential theory to join them on their personal journey. I may also utilize a Developmental framework to ensure I am truly honoring each clients strengths and support their struggles.
Art therapy requires specialized training and certification. Art therapy is a human service profession that serves to increase self-awareness and self-esteem, improve social skills and behavior, increase the ability to problem solve, decrease stress, improve reality orientation and resolve emotional conflicts through the process of making art.
We live balancing our emotions, finances, spirituality, work struggles, home life and social relationships, if one area of our life is out of balance other areas may suffer. Using art therapy I am able to help clients look at these eight dimensions of wellness to find some balance, often while employing creative mindfulness and art journaling.
I have worked with youth since the beginning of my practice in 1999. Attachment impacts each of us in significant ways including brain development. I have always been drawn to this work in hopes of supporting clients in addressing struggles early to potentially avoid or diminish life long struggles with anxiety and depression.
Gender expression is a passion of mine. I have been honored to work with individuals on their journey in living their truth and feeling safe to do so. I also support parents looking for resources while they may have a child transitioning. I also worked on a project with 29 brave individuals honoring their journey in gender expression. http://bethannshort.com/gendersummit.html
Grief is fluid and the emotions that one can experience in this state can be volatile and difficult to face. Using art therapy in the grief process for any age is a safe container to externalize feelings. In our sessions clients are often able to find words for thoughts and feelings they may not have understood in previously.
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