I help people who feel used, abused, neglected, or rejected transform from merely surviving in life to thriving in life.
Creative Art Therapist in Reisterstown, MD
Having spent several years as a therapist at a domestic violence and sexual abuse/assault center, I specialize in abuse-related trauma. Please read the "trauma therapy" page on my website for details about my trauma informed approach.
I view health as a combination of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social wellness. I believe it's important to treat the body as well as the mind in therapy.
I am trained in EMDR therapy and mix it with creative and verbal therapy in sessions. Please read the "EMDR therapy" page on my website for details about EMDR.
As a Registered Drama Therapist, I am trained to use dramatic and other creative techniques along with verbal therapy in sessions. Please read the "Drama therapy" page on my website for details about drama therapy.
I spent 8 years as a therapist at an agency that provided services for survivors of sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. This gave me a good foundation of knowledge and experience working with trauma. My creative and holistic approaches to therapy are particularly helpful for dealing with trauma symptoms.
Throughout my years as a therapist, I've come to realize more and more the role that shame and low self-esteem play in my clients' lives. These things run deep and seem to be some of the hardest things to face and to deal with, especially for abuse survivors. I feel that my creative way of working is very beneficial for making these issues feel easier to explore in therapy, and the EMDR therapy that I provide is also helpful for them.