Art is powerful and trauma is something we can overcome! Coming together to heal has a deeper strength than trying to do it alone.
Counselor in Shrewsbury, MO
I am trained under a trauma focused lens. Often times our current struggles stem from something we can trace back to in our history. No matter what intervention I am using, art, talk or EMDR, I am focused on understanding your story through the history of hurts you have experienced. We focus on ways to heal those, so the pain and struggle can dissipate and you may have relief from whatever symptoms you are facing currently.
I am a trained and board certified art therapist. The process, not the product, is where we find the healing. Art Therapy is a powerful tool that can be used to understand things we do not always have words to make sense of.
I specialize in healthy relationships. Having worked in a domestic violence shelter for multiple years, and finding many of my clients have experienced some form of partner violence. I find great passion in assisting clients in understanding what is unhealthy and finding ways to grow and heal into a stronger and healthier person.
For the last 10 years I have worked with adolescents in multiple arenas. Now I focus working with teens under a trauma-focused lens. I utilize art therapy, EMDR or talk therapy depending on the needs of the youth.
Anxiety can be paralyzing at times. I have worked with many clients who are living with anxiety daily. Sometimes anxiety comes as a symptom to more deeper, underlying issues. I strive to explore that with my clients to better understand why the anxiety exists and how to best tackle it.