“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou
Managing and solving problems in life requires creativity and confidence. Art therapy promotes problem solving and creative thinking skills, helps people find meaning in the challenges they face, improves confidence, and fosters healing and personal growth. Art therapy can be effective regardless of previous art-making experience, and it can be especially useful for those who have struggled to make progress with traditional talk therapy. I work with clients to build a trusting relationship, combining art therapy, expressive therapy techniques, and discussion to help clients address concerns, and learn new coping skills. Treatment is designed to meet individualized needs and goals for therapy.
I am a Registered Board-Certified Art Therapist and Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor providing services to youth and adults. I offer individual therapy, small group therapy, and creativity workshops at my office in Philadelphia. My theoretical orientation is Humanistic, and my practice is informed by critical social theory. I strive to practice in a way that is inclusive towards all, compassionate, culturally sensitive and vegan-friendly. Previous clients have expressed that they most valued my authenticity, sense of humor, frankness, patience, accessibility, and creativity.
I am available to facilitate workshops and in-services for your group at your location. For people who live beyond the Philadelphia metro area, I offer consultations and teletherapy via Skype.
Issues I can help you address:
Eating disorders, body image distress & diabulimia
Medical diagnosis distress (diabetes, cancer & other illness or disability)
Grief & companion animal loss
Environmental/social justice distress
Beginning in January 2016, I will be located in the Medical Tower Building in Philadelphia. I am now scheduling appointments for new clients.