My Approach to Helping
Hi, I'm Christine, counselor and art therapist, listener, nature-lover, poet, faith-full creative.
The work that I do is gentle, but full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination. In other words, I will take a "spirited" approach to helping you, at your own pace, take an active role in your own healing. My goal is to be with you on your journey of deepening self-awareness and seeing life through the eyes of your True Self.
I work best with people who:
Are overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or past trauma
Feel discouraged or disempowered
Want to use imagination and creativity as a fresh way of approaching therapy
Want to slow down and feel more connected
Are willing to explore and challenge old patterns and beliefs that may no longer serve them
More Info About My Practice
I like to think of therapy as walking a labyrinth. A labyrinth is not a maze, but a walking meditation tool with a single winding path that leads you to the center and continues as you return to the outside. It represents the journey inward to our True Self and then back out into the world. Just like walking a labyrinth, therapy can help calm our anxieties, help us during periods of transition or stress, guide healing, deepen self-awareness, enhance creativity and foster personal and spiritual growth. Each person's journey is special, meaningful, and unique.
My Role as a Therapist
Creativity and Mindfulness have been an important part of both my professional and personal journey. I have a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a master's degree and national board certification in Creative Arts Therapy. I am also a Certified Mind Body Medicine Practitioner (I meditate and help others to do so too). I love encouraging my clients to use imagination and relaxation for healing because they are amazed and convinced of its value every single time. My own creativity practices include drawing, poetry, music, digging in my garden and meditation. I have worked as an art therapist for ten years in many different settings and with many wonderful and diverse people. I am aware of the importance of leading with my patient and compassionate Self and promise to always relate to you from Self in our sessions together.
I look forward to working with you!