I am a curious and outgoing person whose love of people and art brought me to the work of art therapy and counseling. Through this work, I learned that growing up and growing older can bring painful experiences of change and loss to many people. And I learned that sharing these experiences with a caring, listening helper can be profound, healing and transformative. I stay in this work to experience life more deeply, and to nurture and celebrate the resilience of others as they do the same.
Over the past 13 years, I have gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults in a variety of settings. I bring an eclectic, individualized approach to art therapy, counseling and supervision. Though art is not always right for every client, creative expression can inform and deepen the self-discovery and emotional healing possible through therapy, and can be incorporated and balanced with our conversation to your comfort level.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Drake University, a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and am qualified to supervise professionals working towards their ATR and LPC credentials.
For all of my credentials I am required to participate in continuing education. I’ve completed continuing education on many topics including supervision, cultural diversity, ethics, trauma, death and dying, grief, and end-of-life care. I participate in professional consultation as needed. I have and will abide by the code of ethics for counselors and therapists adopted by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists as well as the code of ethics of the American Art Therapy Association.