Welcome


Welcome to my site! I am so glad you took the first steps to understanding how the process of art and creative expression can move you towards  feeling whole.  


When was the last time you picked up a pastel, or dipped a brush into some vibrant red paint? Have you thought about starting an art journal, where you can collage, doodle or make a calming mandala?  Did you think you had to be a trained artist to engage in a creative practice?  Or, maybe you thought you had to be perfect to create art. Maybe, you think, I'm not an artist. Or, you are too afraid that you will judge everything you create. I'm here to tell you you can create art that is not about perfection. It is about letting your heart speak. Art - making is not always about the product; it can also be about the process.  I am talking about the here and now experience of putting colors, images and symbols on the page. Being curious about colors, textures, and allowing your internal critic to step aside!

As an art therapist and psychotherapist, AND a creative mentor, I see my role as helping to inspire women to explore their fun-loving and daring creative side, which we all have!  And, how you can use art to express thoughts and feelings that might be difficult to express with words alone. Engaging in a creative practice can add calm, joy and insight into your life.  What is so amazing about process art, is that it is not about right or wrong or whether you consider yourself artistic, it is about allowing yourself a safe place to play and explore what comes out on the page! It is not judging what you create, but allowing yourself to enjoy the freedom of the process.  I combine my varied background in the arts, psychology, spirituality, and women's studies to my work with women. 


The practice of  creative work becomes a mirror to our internal world helping us gain wisdom, peace, healing and solutions to problems.  Whether it is perfectionism, anxiety, depression, physical pain or other obstacles to feeling whole and more relaxed and accepting of yourself, art allows you space to feel safe and free to explore your authentic self. Many times, answers and wisdom come to us while we are calm and in a relaxed state...here is where the wisdom resides!

A creative practice:

  • Aids in Managing depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Increases insight into your life
  • Improves motivation and focus
  • Provides time for you
  • Adds joy to your life
Through the process of art-making you build a healthy, loving and trusting relationship with yourself.  I believe the saying goes, the most important marriage you will ever have is with yourself! Why is this important? Because, whether you are in a relationship or find yourself alone, which chances are you will at some point in your life, you have enjoy your own company. That's right. So, I help women like themselves whether alone or partnered. It is essential to your emotional well being. I will write more about that later.


Lastly, if you are a woman lacking motivation, or living with a chronic illness or wanting to feel happier and more content in your life, I might just be the therapist you are looking for.  Or, my workshop Women and Creativity might be worth checking out. I offer in person, group and workshop sessions. Many challenges can get in the way of getting to an office appointment therefore, traditional in office sessions are not always an option. There is nothing worse than being in emotional pain, wanting support and guidance, but not having the energy or time to make it across town. Having choices is what women need today.    





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