I am both a board-certified art therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor. I believe in a person-centered approach to improve one's overall life and well being. Whether your goals have to do with managing depression, enhancing your relationships, or creating a greater sense of stability and control in your life, I am confident I can provide you with both the guidance and support you need. In order to be most successful, it requires a very active effort on both of our parts.
I look forward to working with individuals dealing with the following issues:
• Anger Management
• Anxiety or Fears
• Domestic Violence
• Emotional Disturbance
• Loss or Grief
• Relationship Issues
• Trauma and PTSD
Art Therapy Services
Defining Art Therapy
Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship with a trained and registered art therapist, for people who experienced various challenges in living and those seeking personal development and well being.
Art therapy is a two-fold process. It involves both the art making process and the art product. Within our therapeutic relationship, I will provide clients with the opportunity to express themselves using a variety of high-quality art supplies in a sacred space that allows for natural lighting and room for creativity to flow. I welcome a diversity of clients facing issues from medical illness to stress from everyday challenges in their lives. Art therapy is NOT about making great art or doing it "right or wrong." It is about taking art making and applying psychotherapeutic concepts to access one's internal and external resources to aid in healing the mind, body, and spirit.
Dance/Movement Therapy Services
Defining Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)
Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being. We believe strongly that the mind, body and spirit are connected to create a whole person. Using the language of movement is as important as verbal language and using both forms of communication can deeply enhance the therapeutic process.
DMT is an embodied, movement-based approach. Dance/movement therapists use body movement and the core component of dance, as the primary inroad to their psychotherapeutic work. Dance/movement therapists approach individual, couple, family, and group sessions by observing and assessing both their clients and their own movements, using verbal and nonverbal communication to create and implement interventions that will address the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive integration of an individual.
Race, Gender & Intergenerational Trauma Groups
This group was created to provide a safe, structured environment for Black women dealing with trauma-related disorders. Each group is structured around a trauma-focused directive that with help guide participants to personal growth and healing.
It also provides Black women an opportunity to create art in a supportive environment, where relationships and lasting connections can be created as well. Participants will work on both long-term and short-term art projects.
These Groups are for Black women who are:
• Currently working on race-related issues in therapy, such as PTSD, depression and anxiety.
• Willing to engage in the creative process to explore personal issues and build healthier coping tools.
• Interested in joining a community of Black women that is centered on building meaningful social and therapuetic connections.
For more information or to schedule a session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.