So glad you have taken the time to read my website. Here, you will find information about my work as a therapist and my creativity workshops along with tips and ideas for how important creativity is in our lives.
Life Support For Women
As women, we travel down many paths in our lives some twist and turn and others feel like we've hit a break wall. Whether it is anxiety that Maybe it is anxiety you feeling stuck, depression or a lack of motivation, therapy can give you the boost you might need. It's almost like to talking to a friend, but in therapy you get nonjudgemental and objective listening. There are any number of reasons to seek the help of a therapist and it is OK to ask for support. What is most important is you do not have to live your life in emotional pain. You deserve to feel whole! It's possible you are a victim of abuse, or struggle with feeling less than. The good news is you can get help, learn some basic life skills and discover healthy ways to relate to yourself and others along the way. You don't have to empty your pocketbook to be in therapy forever!
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and art therapist, I see my role as helping clients connect to their authentic selves, manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and supporting clients who live chronic illness. I will teach you tools to manage life transitions and develop a stronger sense of self to live a more authentic life. If you wish, we can incorporate art techniques into your treatment to help access thoughts and feelings easier and quicker than words alone. If you are interested in learning more about art therapy, please click on the tab, art therapy above.
Though I do use traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavior therapy to have a better understanding of how thoughts can affect feelings.
I incorporate art therapy techniques as well as I traditional "talk" therapy to help clients manage sabotaging thoughts and behaviors. This typically includes cognitive behavioral therapy, which means exploring how our thoughts affect our feelings.
Explore your creative side using a variety of cardboard and paper to make collage art. No art experience is needed. Curiosity is a must. All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring any scraps you might have.
Saturday, August 25th 2018: Mixed-Media Mandalas
Using a variety of materials, create mandalas that support relaxation, visualization and joy. Materials include tissue paper, acrylic paint, magazine collage images. Begin with creating a background and incorporate layers into your mandalas.
No art experience necessary!
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 reside
- Aids in Managing depression, anxiety, and stress
- Improves motivation and focus
- Provides time for you
- Adds joy to your lif