My Approach to Helping
My approach to helping is creative, developmental, and person-centered. I became interested in counseling and psychotherapy about 13 years ago, through the arts. As an art teacher, I witnessed and appreciated the growth and development of elementary and high school students through self-expression. Although I have since worked with a diverse range of people of all ages and needs, my leading strength continues to be non-verbal approaches to therapy. These include mindfulness techniques, creative arts, and therapeutic play. People who can most benefit from these non-verbal approaches include those who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally, as well as those who are quite verbal, and have not found traditional talk therapy to be effective. The roots of trauma, depression, anxiety, and anger, often can be more easily accessed and worked through in this way.