I specialize in helping individuals who are managing chronic conditions, such as chronic illness, chronic pain or an ongoing mental health diagnosis, such as major depression, bipolar disorder. or addiction. Chronic conditions are hard. They are a lot to manage. There is often no break from symptoms & many fears about future unknowns. If you have a chronic condition, you may be struggling with how your condition impacts your daily life, relationships, work or school life. You might even be grieving your old life or struggling with how it now impacts your self esteem. Or maybe your current challenge is how do I now create a meaningful life, one that is full of joy while still managing symptoms? No matter what your current challenge is or where you are in your journey, together, we can work on your goals.
"But I can only draw stick figures!" I love when a client tells me that because, "Me too!". I only draw stick figures & I got a D in painting in college. For reals. But art therapy is not about the final product. It's the process. Through the process of creating (whether it be drawing, painting, sculpture, photo or collage) one can problem solve, increase insight, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety & depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability. I have seen all of that happen as an art therapist. It's my favorite modality! All it takes is a willingness to try something new. The act of creating can be healing. Plus, processing the artwork with a trained art therapist can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences.
Parenting is hard. It's 24/7. It can be extremely challenging to meet the needs of little ones and your own needs too. Maybe you are wanting some help in learning how to be more responsive rather than reactive? Or maybe you are parenting a child with special needs or a kiddo who is highly sensitive? In sessions, we can explore obstacles & problem solve together.