“Art therapy is a way of addressing issues without having to rely on verbalizing everything. This is very helpful with trauma or other emotional life experiences that are often beyond words. No art experience or skill is necessary to take advantage of this way of allowing the unconscious to speak and the Self to heal.
As a registered art therapist I give my clients a safe space where expression without judgment is supported. I work with adolescents and adults in both brief and long-term art psychotherapy. I work with people to transform trauma and anxiety, as well as those questioning sexuality and gender identity. The modality and practice of art psychotherapy combined with my background in depth psychology create a therapeutic experience that supports your own internal wisdom in the process. I am also practical and provide immediate skills to my clients for managing stress, changing detrimental thought patterns and behaviors, and gaining insight.
I have worked for more than a decade with people who have experienced severe trauma in childhood. I work with both survivors of sex abuse and offenders (within a youth correctional facility). I also have 15 years of experience working with LGBTQ youth and adults.”