Whether you come to therapy for individual, couple or family concerns, the process involves communication, connection, the overcoming of conflict and ultimately the goal of thriving. In our work together, I will support your personal discovery and healing journey.
Art can be used for healing. As a professional Art Therapist, I believe you already have everything you need within; the expressive, the creative, narrative and even play can help you touch that innate wisdom.
My integrative therapy includes Jungian, psychodynamic and Transpersonal approaches to accommodate different values and needs; and I am culturally sensitive and person-centered to cultivate healing and positive change. Anxiety, coping skills, family conflict, life transition and the needs of the transgender and transitioning community are some of my specialties.
I also love to be involved in community change through activism and social justice. Some therapists concentrate on fostering change only within the therapy room; I believe in also taking our focus out into the community to increase awareness, to empower individuals and to share their experiences with others. Sharing is healing for both individuals and the community. In my professional life outside of therapy, I am a professor of Art Therapy at both Seton Hill University and Westmoreland County Community College.