I am a licensed and board certified art therapist with 20+ years working with people who have varied backgrounds including refugees, adolescents and adults with complex trauma backgrounds, brides-to-be, extremely religious to practicing Buddhists. I am well-versed working with eating disorders, major life transitions including marriage and new parenthood, as well as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. The longer I work closely with people to explore and up-level their lives, the more I realize that most of our struggles point back to deeply held beliefs of not being loveable or enough and that one of the most healing things we can learn to do for ourselves is give ourselves grace and compassion.
My counseling style is warm, yet firm; I also love to use humor in my counseling work. That being said, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, striving to see the light in each human being. I've got an eclectic approach to therapy using my background in transpersonal psychology, creative arts therapies, metaphor, story, meditation and mindfulness along with more mainstream modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
I like to think of therapy as a collaboration, as opposed to me giving advice or “having all the answers”. What I hope is that our work together leads you to feel more centered and grounded, that you have some tools to use when you experience overwhelm, and begin to know from deep inside you that you are capable of creating a life that you want. Bravo for taking the first step towards creating change for yourself!
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #60741517 (Expires: 2020-05-10)