Licensed Art Therapist
Making art and maintaining a creative practice can help us access and nourish our healthiest selves within a creative community.
1705 NW Kearney Street
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
I'm a Licensed Certified Art Therapist with five years of experience providing individual and group therapy to children, teens, and adults. Prior to completing my Master's Degree in Art Therapy I worked in community arts centers, museums, and classrooms facilitating arts programming in numerous settings and for people of all ages.
Creating a space for clients to freely explore and take time completely for themselves in art making provides a break from attending to the needs of others. If you're a healthcare provider, the community studio and creative offerings can be particularly helpful in taking care of yourself through novel, creative pathways.
Creative expression and making art in community can facilitate learning new creative problem solving skills and developing awareness of individual patterns and self-talk.
By working with art materials clients can develop new skills and a sense of accomplishment and improved self-esteem
Making art and experiencing flow are known to be powerful antidotes to anxiety, and using art materials and process in specific ways can interrupt anxious thoughts.
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