My Approach to Helping
I am one of the co-owners of the The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio. I see clients in my office, and have 7 other expressive therapists on my staff who see children, adolescents and adults. If I am unable to meet with you, I will ask if you would be interested in working with one of our other therapists, and you are welcome to look at their bios on our website: http:www.artfullifecenter.orgabout-us.html.
Our philosophy at The Artful Life is one of collaboration, creativity and consistency. We understand that everyone is an individual, with their own unique experiences and story. As your therapist, we truly believe that you are the expert of your own life, not me. We will work with you to identify your goals and best approach to your treatment. We have an eclectic and holistic approach, with a diversity of tools and strategies to help you progress on your own personal journey--whatever that may be.
At times, there may be thoughts or feelings that are difficult to express with words. We can help you understand and express yourself through other creative means: using drawing, collage, paint, sculpture or poetry can be a powerful way to gain personal insight and self-awareness. In addition to art therapy, we sometimes incorporate mindfulness and relaxation skills as a way to decrease anxiety and strengthen self-soothing skills.