Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
MA, NCC, LPC intern
Supervisor: Lisa Aasheim, PhD
I use creativity to engage my clients in exploring their anxiety and self-esteem, allowing them to craft a fuller and more confident life.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2020
You do so much for others and never take time for yourself. You love the work that you do, but lately, you’ve been feeling totally drained. You feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. You feel guilty even thinking about stepping back and worry that things around you would fall apart if you did. The stress of your life and your job is getting to you. Everyone turns to you when there is a problem, but who do you turn to? You deserve support and there is hope.
Incorporating creativity into one’s life has been shown to positively affect mental health. With intermodal expressive arts, the options of creativity are as open as you need them to be. Movement, sound, visual art, and drama can all be incorporated into sessions and are often used together. I create a safe space for clients to engage in creative expressions and further deepen their understanding
I practice client-centered therapy. I encourage you to take an active role in your therapeutic process. My job as a therapist is to support you on your journey and help you draw out the answers that lie within you.
You are a unique individual and your therapy should reflect that. I blend together approaches from different therapeutic schools of thought and techniques based on your learning style, needs, and goals.
Creative expression is a wonderful way to reduce and manage anxiety. It helps identify the stressors and communicate with them in a non-threatening way. I can assist you in uncovering more about your anxiety and help you rewrite the anxious narrative in your head.
Sometimes, depression can lead to a disconnect that makes it difficult to communicate one's feelings and needs. Engaging in creativity can act to help you unblock those feelings and act as an emotional release. Individuals who engage in creativity also can experience increased self-esteem and feelings of self-worth.
Expressive arts is a wonderful way to go on an adventure to discover new things about one's self that are not necessarily immediately apparent to your conscious mind. I can help you open up a safe and nurturing space for that self-exploration. The things that you discover might delightfully surprise you.
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