Hello! I am an art therapist who builds healing practices with LGBTQIA+ teens to adults of all identities through creative expression
Art Therapist in Framingham, MA
Using art therapy can be an alternative way of processing, communicating, and exploring individual needs. When paired with movement, it can activate and support deeper reflection and connection to our bodies and the energy we feel moving through the world. I have trained in art therapy and its connection to emotional/bodily healing for over 5 years and continue to incorporate somatic practices to enhance this work.
I have been trained in the ARC (Attachment-Regulation-Competency) model of trauma work, as well as having continuing trainings in areas of exploring how trauma and PTSD develops as a result of ongoing structural oppression. My practice is focused from a trauma-based approach, acknowledging ground up approaches to healing engrained trauma responses.
My work with gender identity continues to grow as I have worked with a wide array of ages exploring the concept of gender, socialization of gender roles, and breaking down what gender truly is for each person. My experience spans from pre-teen to adults at all different points in the process of becoming authentically aligned with who they are and working with families/communities to empower this alignment.
I have several years experience in both outpatient and in-home settings working with adolescents and their families. My work has focused on family dynamics and building communication/attunement between the needs of individuals at this stage in their life and those who want to support them. I find the practice of art therapy provides a unique space for adolescent expression when emotional communication is still developing.
Each person comes to therapy with a need and having innate strengths that have brought them to seeking support. These strengths may not be directly accessible, however everyone is capable of tapping into what they need in order to heal. Everyone is the expert of their lives, and as a therapist, I am a guide offering insight and reflection in this healing journey.