My Journey to Becoming a Psychotherapist
My journey to being a licensed marriage and family therapist and art therapist did not happen overnight or right out of my undergraduate work. I worked in healthcare for many years before pursuing a career as an art therapist. I have been an artist all of my life and I understand the therapeutic and joyful value of having an art practice. The art I am talking about is not based on product, but rather the process of creating art. I write more about this in my section on art therapy.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and art therapist, I believe in the creative process to promote well being, self-awareness and joy in the healing process. I also believe we are all here to discover the answers to our BIG questions, such as what makes me happy? Should I or shouldn't I get married and/or have children?What do I want to do with my life? Who am I when I take my masks off? I bring both my varied background in working in healthcare for many years, and my love of creative expression to my work with individuals and groups. I am a trained art therapist from Phillip's Graduate Institute and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California.