About My Clients
My clients are often seeking more connection to themselves and to their everyday life outside of the mundane and I LOVE helping clients facilitate that change. I find my clients are often 'hidden creatives' and that, in time, they will come home to themselves through engaging in creative processes, including art making, imaginative play, creative writing and more! There is no need to be "good" at any of it, just a willingness to try and explore new ways of being. Art therapy is for everyone!
My Approach to Helping
As an art therapist, I believe art making and creative processing is a powerful tool. I am here to break open the confines of traditional therapy and provide people with a unique, fulfilling and expansive therapy experience. Nervous about art therapy? There is no need to be good at art to engage in art therapy! We are not artists in the art therapy studio, we are creatives. I believe everyone has the capacity to be creative. Don't agree? I'll gently guide you into your creative space and I think you'll be surprised. :) I have received feedback that my style and approach is fun, gentle, and welcoming. I feel honored to hear that my clients feel relaxed, respected, and seen in therapy sessions with me. Therapy doesn't have to be a scary, daunting place! I feel it is my job to make therapy an experience that is overall enjoyable and enlightening. I will take your lead on a pace that feels comfortable to you while also challenging you to see things through a new lens to initiate change
My Values as a Therapist
I believe we are all wired for connection, to others and to ourselves. When we can create awareness around where connection is lacking, we can start making decisions towards change that are more aligned with what we want and need. I also believe that art and creation is a keystone in overall wellbeing. When we create, we allow parts of ourselves to come forward that do no always take a front seat. When these parts become art, we see them as visual representations to be curious about and can further intuit what they may need. All parts of self are welcome and celebrated! Additionally, I care for our planet. I am not perfect, but I try my best to make decisions that decrease my negative impact on Mother Earth. I enjoy serving on the board of Ravalli County Recycling to create more accessibility and increase recycling efforts in rural Montana, where I live with my partner, Ryan, our rescue pup, Manny, and our 8 chickens, all named after famous musical divas!