Licensed Art Therapist
LAT, LPC, ATR
Hello! I'm a licensed art therapist and professional counselor. I provide individual art therapy to adults.
6529 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2012
I offer individual art therapy to adults and specialize in the treatment of trauma, low self-esteem, existential issues and life transitions. This may include healing work as a result of a current or past abusive relationship, of which I bring specialized experience. I also aim to create an inclusive space for BIPOC, LGBTQ folks, and individuals with disabilities.
I am a licensed art therapist with the State of Oregon and I am a registered art therapist with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board. I have been practicing art therapy for over 8 years.
I have been introducing the concept of mindfulness to clients for several years now and integrating mindfulness meditations when applicable. Much of my art therapy approach is tightly woven with mindfulness.
Meaning, purpose, and our spiritual beliefs can be hugely influential on our life paths. I utilize foundations of existential therapy to inform the way that I guide you in grappling with common human fears and struggles.
This has consistently been a driving theory in my work with adults. Your early childhood relationships impact how you relate to others today, and this is essential to be explored to improve your own resiliency.
Much of my experience has been with individuals who are stuck in a pattern of repeated crisis. I use motivational interviewing often to cultivate introspection and identify changes that may need to occur.
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