I help individuals and couples build tools to connect, explore inner worlds, and make meaningful changes.
Creative Art Therapist in Astoria, NY
Many of us in the LGB community have felt alone in our feelings, or unable to verbalize our truth out of fear of rejection, shame, and violence. Art Therapy and Sex Therapy are empowering. The art says what we sometimes cannot. Developing a healthy therapeutic relationship with your counselor is validating and can serve to help you find the courage to be your true self in the world.
Depression and anxiety go hand in hand. Using art therapy to explore triggers and coping skills for their symptoms is empowering and enlightening. Art Therapy is proven to decrease feelings of hopelessness and low self-esteem, which are linked to both depression and anxiety. Art Therapy helps you feel more connected to yourself when you’re experiencing grief and sadness.
The majority of my clients come to me due to anxiety. I use the creative process to explore the root of the anxiety and teach ways to challenge thoughts and cope from a mind-body perspective.
I love the Gottman Method for treating couples. It helps to build relationships on the basis of friendship and respect. The method gives couples a concrete box of skills to use to improve communication, resolve conflict, and build trust. I’ve seen my couples build hope for a brighter future, together.
I have been practicing Art Therapy for over 14 years. In that time I’ve specialized with adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, and depression in a variety of settings. Using art therapy to explore and identify feelings and thought patterns that help them find relief is an invaluable therapeutic tool.
I use CBT in Art Therapy and Sex Therapy sessions. Empowering individuals to choose their thoughts and feelings helps them to take responsibility for their happiness and move the therapeutic process forward.