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, schizophrenia or addiction. Chronic conditions can be a lot to manage. There is often no break from symptoms plus many fears about future unknowns. 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 self esteem & identity. Or maybe your current challenge is how do I now create a meaningful life, one that is full of joy & value while managing symptoms? No matter what your current challenge is or where you are in your journey, together, we can work on your goals & your overall wellness.
"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. Fortunately, 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.
I enjoy helping women from conception through pregnancy & postpartum and beyond. I have completed specialized training through Maternal Mental Health Now & PSI (Postpartum Support International.) Please know you are not alone and reach out, if you are in need of help around:
-Miscarriages or losses
-Navigating New Motherhood