Healing the Mind & the Heart

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 Helping people remember who they are on a Soul level.

I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Trauma-Informed Art Therapist, who is successfully empowering clients to lead more joyful & authentic lives. I’m trained and experienced in neurobiology and evidence-based practices. Our thoughts affect how we feel. Learning to identify how we perceive situations and what triggers our automatic thoughts, makes the difference on whether we create more or less suffering in our lives.

Our earliest relationships with our caregivers created patterns or attachment styles, that affect how we perceive ourselves and our relationships. With mindfulness and compassion, I help people get to the root of these patterns and schemas, in order to heal the past, and create new neural connections.

Positive psychology encourages focusing on inner-strengths and gratitude helps shift our brain to a more positive outlook.

I believe in an Integrative approach to healing incorporating Western Psychology and Neurobiology with Mindfulness and the healing creative process of Art therapy (no art experience needed).

Art therapy accesses parts of the brain not reached by talk therapy, providing a safe way to express feelings non-verbally. The act of creative expression is healing in itself, increasing self-esteem, reducing stress, and increasing insight.

I have 15 years of experience working with:

  • Trauma and PTSD,
  • TBI (Traumatic/ Non-Traumatic), Brain Injuries/ Strokes,
  • Hospice & End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care
  • Veterans in Polytrauma,
  • Grief & Loss/ Bereavement,
  • Major Life Transitions- (School Issues, Going Away to College, Midlife, Job Loss, Divorce)
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Stress Management,
  • Chronic Illness/ Medical issues,
  • Thought Disorders,
  • Abuse,
  • Addictions,
  • Relationships,
  • Family and Couples Therapy,
  • Emotional Regulation
  • HSP- Highly Sensitive People

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Contact me for a free 20 minute phone consultation where you may talk about what is going on for you, and ask any questions to help you decide whether this is a good fit. Discover how I may benefit you and your loved ones, as an art therapist.

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To learn more about me and my style of therapy take a look at About & Approach

To read more about Art Therapy and Interpersonal Neurobiology see this post.

I have a helpful list of recommended books on a variety of healing topics at my Resources page.

For more specific details about my practice and fees, select this link on  Psychology Today.

“Perhaps everything terrible, is in its deepest being something that needs our love.”  — Rainer Maria Rilke