I believe the therapeutic relationship is central to creating a safe space for sharing, healing, and transformation to occur.
I approach this relationship from a client-centered and trauma-informed perspective, and my therapeutic orientation is holistic, intuitive, and integrative. Art therapy and other symbolic communication can be an important component of psychological healing, and I specialize in expressive therapies that encourage self-exploration. We may decide to use artistic processes, such as drawing, painting, writing, body movement, dreamwork or more traditional therapies, like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in our work together.
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
I graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2015 with a MA in Art Therapy and Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#88264), a mixed media artist, and Provisional Registered Art Therapist. I have worked with diverse populations for most of my career in outpatient and inpatient settings treating adults and children with co-occurring disorders. I have enjoyed leadership roles in community-based projects, such as ArtStreet and The Children’s Capacity Building Project, and continue to advocate for accessible