I am an art therapist and a licensed professional counselor. In my practice, I often use a combination of talk psychotherapy practices and art therapy for increasing emotional expression, release, and healing.
I have experience working with individuals, families, and children in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. I use a person-centered approach to engage with my clients and support their abilities to make decisions for their life. I have an interest in helping individuals work through grief and loss, trauma or stressful events in their life, advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and individuals coping with depression and anxiety. I do often use a systems approach, which means I will look at individuals’ family of origin and relationships that have shaped their values, morals, and behaviors.
I take an eclectic, person-centered approach in art therapy and counseling. This means to me, that I meet the client where they are at. I am not in the busines of forcing or “making people talk” Particularly about painful and stressful experiences. I find that art therapy is often times an emotionally, safer way to express pain in our lives, when words are just not enough.
- Art therapy
- Person centered counseling
- Trauma Focused counseling
- Grief and Loss counseling
- Master of Arts in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling
- Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
- Graduated: 2016
- LPC (PC011530) – Licensed Professional Counselor
- ATR-BC (18-514) – Board Certified Art Therapist
I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, Lady and Evie. I also enjoy yoga, running, and making art in my free time.