Stacked Wooden Logs

My Approach

Dirty Paintbrushes
Specialties

 

Chronic and Acute Trauma

Mood Disorders

LGBTQ and Gender

Body Image and Connection

Psychosis

Substance Abuse and Addictions

Relationship Issues

Feeling Stuck in Life

Creative Development for Artists

What to Expect in Therapy:
Talking, Creating, Feeling and Connecting to Your Life

I have a warm, client-centered approach. In our sessions I treat you with care and understanding, and we will work at a pace that feels safe to you. Each session will be specifically designed around your experience and processing style to reach your personal goals.

My primary approach is through conversation - talking through your feelings, thoughts, and experiences. I also believe that integrating a somatic and creative practices can bring forth new insights about ourselves. In our sessions we can also utilize Art Therapy and Somatic Focusing techniques to help you connect to deeper parts of yourself, to reflect on past experiences, and to identify ways to heal and grow. We will discuss and process throughout the session, and will develop tools for you to utilize throughout your life.

What is Art Therapy

Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs, facilitated by an Art Therapist. Art therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, but not limited to: fostering self-expression, create coping skills, manage stress, and strengthen sense of self. Art therapy has provided mental health treatment for clients who have experienced trauma, grief & loss, depression, chronic illness, substance abuse, and more. - Art Therapy Alliance

What is Focusing Oriented Therapy

Focusing is the practice of focusing and listening to your body to find your felt-sense and discover new personal insights.  "Focusing allows access to deeper levels of awareness, wisdom, and self-guidance that reside inside each of us. Through an easily learned, step-by step process, Focusing teaches how to turn our attention inside our bodies where we carry all our personal experiences, memories, sensations, emotions and feelings. This place of refined mindbody awareness contains an unlimited source of knowledge that provides us with the capacity to solve problems and achieve personal fulfillment. Simply stated, Focusing allows us conscious access to that which often remains unconscious or subconscious, due to the fact that most people do not know how to access it." - James E. Strohl

- Focusing Institute