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Do you have a hard time talking about feelings or traumatic experiences?
Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and achieve insight.
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Do you feel flooded or out of control with anxiety, grief or depression?
Art-making provides structure and a physical outlet for the safe release of pent up energy, agitation, aggression, and emotion.
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Do you cringe at the thought of being required to sit and talk for 50 minutes?
Unlike purely verbal psychotherapy art therapy frames problems in concrete tangible objects (the art) and provides emotional distance, allowing clients to look at their challenges from a new vantage point.
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Do you have a child or teen who refuses to talk to you about their problems?
Through art and play, children and teens communicate about their problems via their creativity and their imagination. In this relaxed and supportive atmosphere they learn to cope with overwhelming and painful feelings that cause a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.
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Wish you could express yourself, but just can’t find the words that fit?
My approach to psychotherapy is much like any good conversation, it is a dialogue not a monologue. We will use the art to clarify your emotions while translating those feelings into a language which can be expressed to others.
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If you answered YES to any of these questions, I might be the right therapist for you.
With years of experience working with clients of all ages, I specialize in helping every member of the family move from friction to harmony, to go from a place of conflict to one where they can focus on enjoying each other.
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Family Art Therapy is especially useful in situations of death, divorce, illness, attachment and separation.
There is a sense of excitement and creativity when families do art-making together within the therapy setting. The process of producing images together and separately increased parent-child bonding. Communication and parenting skills increase with new understandings and increased ability to problem-solve.
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Computer Art Therapy can engage clients of all ages in a digital environment where they are not afraid to “do art.”
Even though no artistic skills are required to benefit from Art Therapy, people generally stop drawing/painting around the age of 10, often because they had been told or believed their art-making inferior. The digital medium of Computer Art Therapy uses technology to break down these obstacles.
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Who Can Benefit From Art Therapy?   ↓ scroll down

Adults
& Teens

Art making can be used to
help adults communicate,
overcome stress, and
explore different aspects
of their own personalities
and relationships.

Children

Art therapy can provide
kids with an easier way
to express themselves
since they are more
naturally creative and
may not yet have
the words.

Families

When families do art
together can increase
parent-child bonding and
communication skills with
new understanding and an
increased ability to
problem-solve.

Groups

People engaged in art
making together enhance
one another's sense of
creativity, enjoying their
own process, images,
and stories as well as
each other's.

What you can expect from our work together

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The suite's welcome area is calm and serene...
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with plenty of seating while you wait...
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to be escorted to the private art therapy studio...
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which is warm and inspiring.
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As soon as you enter the therapy suite, you will feel transported to a calm, soothing space where your healing and renewal process can begin.

I specialize in helping individuals get through tough life changes.

In order for anyone to effective deal with change, they have to first become open to changing. I aid in this difficult process through art making (traditional and digital), visualization exercises and reflection. One of my greatest strengths as a therapist is that I am highly “investigative” and extrememly intuitive. I have an intrinsic sense of when and how hard to push and when to go easy and back off. When we get to the point where we are able to identify self-erected personal barriers or boundaries, we are then able to tear beyond them to open up new opportunities for growth and success.

My ideal client appreciates honesty and open communication.

They understand that what they discover or uncover in our work together may not always be easy to accept but remain willing to work through it. They agree to actively problem solve with me to develop lasting strategies and skills which will benefit them long after our work together has concluded.

Learn more about what makes working me different than working with any other therapist.