I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have been diagnosed with anxiety, ADHD, behavior, PTSD, mood, and addiction disorders. I specialize in issues such as school refusal, grief/loss, self-injurious behaviors, terminal illness, and the effects of suicide.
Trained in Adlerian Positive parenting!
I strive to promote healing, relaxation, and recovery through CBT art therapy based interventions.I have a specific focus in working with families struggling with anxiety related school refusal behaviors and children & adolescents dealing with life issues.
Interested in joining a group? I currently offer 2 monthly groups at the studio. The time spent in the studio allows participants to let go of stress occurring in the outside world and be present with the time they are spending with themselves, others, and the artwork.
There are many benefits to making art with others. Whether it is a collaborative mural, or simply just sharing a studio space. The experience of being in a group offers the opportunity to make a connection with others. Art therapy groups provide support and can ease feelings of isolation and social anxiety because the materials and images can do the communicating. You can be actively engaged in an art therapy group without the need to be verbal.
This process in which participants are able to set an intention for the time spent in the studio and explore that intention through meditative art making. The creator will then write a witness and can share their witness if they choose to do so. Many have found this process to be a powerful experience in deepening a connection with a part of oneself that is repressed or silenced in our day to day experiences.
Open Studios can be booked as private events for 5 or more participants. This is a great experience to share with others in a safe and comfortable space.