About My Clients
When I work with you as an art therapist, I strive to help you embrace your creativity and unlock your full potential through engaging your spirit through the act of making imagery from the heart and soul. I provide a supportive environment for self-expression to help return you to a sense of wellness and health. I believe that with embracing creativity through art making, you can find relief from emotional pain, gain self-understanding and insight, and heal from trauma.
My Background and Approach
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and completed my master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy at the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) approved Adler Graduate School in Minnesota in 2013. In addition, I am an adjunct faculty member for Adler Graduate School and am an art therapy supervisor.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that we all have the capacity to change, grow and heal. I believe that it is possible to gain self-acceptance and become self-aware of strengths to capitalize on our unique gifts and how to use these gifts in socially useful ways to give our lives meaning and purpose. In my world diversity is welcome and I believe it is a beautiful thing. I do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender sexuality, spirituality, gender expression or any other demographic. I believe it authentic expression and embracing who you are! You are welcome at Tree of Life Art Therapy!