Areas of Expertise
Within the therapeutic relationship, art can be utilized as a new language for communication, a mirror for reflection, and a container for complex emotions. I walk alongside clients in their creative process using methods like drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, mixed media, and more. No previous artistic ability is required. Years of art therapy education, training, research, and practice have helped me understand how to harness the power of art-making as a tool for therapeutic growth and change.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
I help clients examine their patterns of thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and physical sensations, since these often influence how we interact with ourselves and each other. This approach is semi-structured and can sometimes include "homework." You will not be graded or evaluated in anyway. "Homework" is an opportunity to practice the ideas developed in therapy at home and/or in other settings
Mindfulness is a practice of attending to the present moment and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness. Meditation is a practice of training your mind to focus and redirect thoughts. Meditation can help increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings, leading to greater ease and relaxation.
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
Interpersonal neurobiology is focused on the mind, the body, and the relationship between you, the client, and me, the therapist. The goal of this approach is to improve your brain's ability to communicate with itself and with the body through neural integration.