I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Registered Art Therapist. I help children and adults who want to find ways to cope with life stressors but fear they can’t break free of what’s holding them back. I work with a variety of individuals; people who have complex trauma, experienced multiple hospitalizations, have severe and persistent mental illnesses or adjustment issues.
Trauma occurs whenever we experience the threat of life to ourselves or witness it for another. Complex trauma is exposure to multiple traumatic events, or long term, chronic traumatic events. When we consider this definition, trauma can show up in our lives as complicated relationships, job stress, neglect, assault, and abuse. I help people find ways to cope through current trauma and heal from past traumas. If you are experiencing complex trauma and need support, please call me to schedule an appointment.
Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Some mental illnesses, like Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Borderline Personality Disorder, can be disabling and often require a team of supportive professionals to help the individual manage. I work with clients and their families to provide the tools and support needed to manage the illness while creating a meaningful life.
Change is hard and not always welcome. Whether through job changes, relationship changes, changes due to being in a military family, adjusting can be stressful. This stress can show up in our lives as irritability, poor sleep, relationship stress, poor eating habits, and many other ways. I help people grieve the change and find helpful, healthy ways to acclimate to life’s changes. If you or your loved one is having a difficult time adapting to change, please call to schedule an appointment.
Art Therapy is an integrative mental health treatment practiced by people of all ages to find wellness, heal from trauma, and explore new ways to solve problems. Through engaging in the creative process and through finished artwork, clients can learn to find new perspectives. To learn more about the profession, please visit The American Art Therapy Association.
The central underlying aspect of every individual I work with is that they are open to utilizing creativity and the therapeutic use of art making to achieve personal wellness. I bring the therapeutic benefits of art making to my therapy sessions to encourage and guide individuals to find their inner strength and resilience. My goal is that clients will feel safe, comfortable, hopeful, and motivated while in therapy. If you believe that you would be a good fit for therapy with me, please contact me to schedule your first session.