Seeking help requires courage and strength, and I applaud you for the steps you have already taken in your journey. The demands of life are vast, but I believe they can feel a little lighter with a supportive, affirming presence by your side. I am committed to providing a compassionate, accepting, collaborative, and empowering space for you. I incorporate trauma-informed care and evidence-based techniques to provide a multifaceted approach to care. I aim to integrate multiple theoretical approaches into my practice to promote a therapeutic experience tailored to each client’s individual strengths, values, and goals. My theoretical orientation is eclectic but is deeply rooted in humanistic theories, especially person-centered and gestalt philosophies. I take a holistic approach in understanding your lived experiences as well as the social, political, and cultural contexts that impact your life. I also employ narrative therapy techniques to empower individuals to tell their life story in their own words. Your story and your voice are powerful tools we can explore together. My goal is to support clients on their path towards living authentic and fulfilling lives.
My professional journey began in Minneapolis where I used the art of storytelling to empower immigrant and refugee populations through the lens of social justice. A year of teaching motivated me to pursue a career in art therapy where I can combine emotional support with the expressive arts. I joined AWC after graduating from Seton Hill University with an MA in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling. I believe art and creative expression have an incredible capacity for healing and transformation. Art has been instrumental in my own healing process, and I grateful to share this gift with others. Although I have experience working with people throughout the lifespan, my professional experience has focused on helping children, adolescents, and young adults develop ways of authentically interacting with the world around them. I have always been passionate about helping young people identify effecting coping skills and fulfilling forms of self-expression. I firmly believe each person possess an incredible capacity for enhancing their well-being, and I am honored to accompany you on your journey of healing and personal growth.
- Art therapy
Can Also Work With
- Substance Use Disorders
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