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Adler School of Professional Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University. Since graduate school, my clinical journey has led me to work with clients in community mental health, inpatient treatment, on-call crisis work, and private practice. When I am not working I like to explore new restaurants and check-out events offered in the city, or get caught up experimenting with coffee brewing methods and creative projects.
I work well with older adolescents and adults in individual therapy, couples therapy, or family therapy.
My therapeutic specialties include trauma and crisis work, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, life transitions, relationship issues, and substance abuse. Depending on the area of focus, this may include gaining personal insight/awareness, developing coping tools for behaviors, or working through issues related to stage of life. As an art therapist, I am trained to use art as a modality for processing emotions and expressing the struggles of daily life. Participating in art therapy does not require any specific skill, and is used as another means to work towards treatment goals. If you are interested in more information on Art Therapy please visit this link to the American Art Therapy Association.
What I’m like as a therapist:
What I have learned from my work experience thus far is that everyone has an important story to share, regardless of age, race, identified gender, or profession. To be invited to witness and hear someone’s story is incredibly humbling, which is why I see my therapeutic role to be that of passenger. My style of therapy is relational and collaborative, so I use a more integrative approach that includes humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic theory. As a passenger witnessing your story, my goal is to provide a welcoming space for you that is judgement-free, where you can feel heard and understood.