Art Therapy has long been one of my life’s passions. From a very young age, I have known that art can be used for healing. Art has this way of getting to the deepest part of ourselves and I have seen it transform lives, and even communities. In my work, strive to weave an integration of theoretical approaches that work best for you and your needs.
I believe in meeting you where you are in your journey and that you already have everything you need within you to make the changes you want in your life. My goal is to help you get in touch with that innate wisdom within you, to cultivate it towards healing, and create the change you are looking for in your life.
In the beginning of my career, I focused on community arts activism using art for social justice. I started my career working in Chicago with youth using art to process some of the violence that they experienced in their environment. From there, I volunteered with the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa teaching art and doing community empowerment projects. Art has always been a huge part of my journey as a healer.
Clinically, I started in community based mental health facilitating structural family therapy and working with at risk youth. I have always had a special focus on working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Specifically, I specialize in working with transgender and neurodivergent individuals within the queer community.
- Art Therapy
- Gender Identity Counseling
- LGBTQIA+ Counseling
- Trauma, PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
- Family Therapy (special focus on families with transgender and/or queer family member)
- Couples Therapy
- Chronic Pain
- Life Transitions
- Multicultural/Systems Therapy
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