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As an art therapist, I like to practice from a person-centered expressive arts therapy model. I view my role as a guide and witness for the client’s process of creating, where the art and symbolism facilitates self-exploration, reflection, increases self-esteem, and hopefully builds up a person’s sense of self. I believe the more we experiment with different materials, processes, and movement, the more access we have to inner healing and growth.
I currently work with adolescents, teenagers, young adults, people with differing abilities, adults, and families. I also have a history working with children, families, young adults, and adults in community mental health and private practice environments. Special populations I have worked with include children and families post-adoption, individuals and families experiencing the effects of trauma, substance use disorders, and disabilities.
I’m especially interested in working with people that struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, self-esteem and identity work, personality or mood disorders, and PTSD.
I practice using the Dandelion way by trusting the process and images as they develop, and meeting people where they are at, finding beauty in mindful moments and creation.
My background … I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences from Purdue University and received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University.
I love to travel, hike, paint & create, and spend time outside any change I get, especially on the lakefront with my dog, Hendrix!
Art Therapist (ATR-P)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Masters in Counseling & Art Therapy, Adler University Chicago
Bachelors in Psychological Sciences, Purdue University