When we are wounded it takes great courage to seek assistance. We are hopeful we’ll find someone to care, reassure us, and be accepting of all parts of us. I love nothing more than creating a gentle, shame-free space for people to feel seen and safe.
Often, the thought of communicating about our pain, story, or fear keeps us from seeking help. As an art therapist, I love to watch clients find a new way to communicate through creativity. The language of creativity allows us to bypass the more familiar ways of communicating. Art helps us to get out of our heads.
When art therapy is appropriate, it’s a powerful tool for expanding the healing process. Creativity can help these parts of us come alive again. Most of our thoughts and behaviors are protecting us, and we can appreciate what we’ve been doing to survive and learn new ways to thrive. Even the most confusing behaviors make sense in context. Let’s get curious about that context.
I am a licensed professional counselor candidate and art therapist. I specialize in working with young adults and adults struggling with personal empowerment, boundaries, self-compassion, individuating from family, and spirituality. Oftentimes these struggles look like perfectionism and anxiety. The anxiety can relate to issues within our hearts and homes or on a global scale.
I believe our pain and fear need to be heard and felt, not reasoned with. Healthy spirituality and creativity allow for true healing. If you feel misunderstood, alone, or angry, we can help find that core self that feels so often missing. I would be honored to walk beside you in your healing. I believe when we gently move toward, rather than against, what’s inside of us, change can happen.