When we think of therapy, we often think there must be something wrong with us, we need to be fixed, or we did something so unforgiving that cannot be unseen. Yet, therapy is not about fixing, it is not about shame, it is not about blaming ourselves. Therapy is about awareness, taking time for yourself, and working through the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that are having impact. Through therapy treatment, I work with clients to create awareness, allowing them space for themselves, while continuing to work through what is coming up in the present moment.
I offer therapy using methods that draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and art therapy, to form the space to release, communicate, and express. Specifically, I utilize a client-centered approach to provide empathy and authentic support throughout our work together. Additionally, by making use of art therapy directives, the client is being invited to use a variety of art materials to tell their story, share their feelings, and connect within, with no previous art making experience being required. Art therapy focuses on the process of art making, rather than the product itself.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago in Photography and my Masters degree from Adler University in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and registered Art Therapist, working towards my clinical therapy license. I feel it is an honor to sit with each client and be witness to your present self, while working together to form a healthy rapport in a non-judgmental space.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Humana
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Adult Psychotherapy • Anxiety • Autism • Dementia • Depression • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Transition • Mindfulness • Sadness • Self Esteem • Stress/Worry • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Life Coaching • Major Depressive Disorder • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Social Anxiety • Suicidal Thoughts
Education and training
- Adler University, Masters in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy