My Approach to Helping
As an art therapist, I observe unique patterns and themes in the art process with each of my clients to help fuel self-reflection and increase self-awareness. It is also my belief (and backed by research) that the therapeutic relationship is the top priority. The therapy room and artwork can act as a container to hold space for fear, hopes, and desires. In this way, cultivating reciprocal trust, collaboration, and openness are pivotal to creating a space to safely practice tools and express emotions freely. I use the process of art with clients and a mind-body connection to cultivate positive change and growth. Art is a dynamic and tangible tool that allows for self-expression, freedom to make mistakes, and acts as an extension of the self. With this newfound awareness and openness, clients begin to shift their narrative to a story of resiliency, self-compassion, and confidence to be the best version of themselves.
Life can leave us with wounded inner parts of ourselves that need healing and integration. Everyone has been impacted by past events, experiences, and emotions which shaped the person they have become. I believe in art, authenticity, acceptance, attachment, creativity, connection, community, and neuroscience. If you are interested in a space to process, be creative, make mistakes, problem-solve, and learn more about yourself, book a consultation to see if we are the right fit.