I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. My approach to art therapy is trauma-informed, intersectional feminist, relational, and person-centered.
My experience includes extensive work with adolescent and adult survivors of sexual trauma and domestic violence as well as individuals living with anxiety and depression. Outside of my work with individual clients, I have an interest in community-based “craftivism” as a method for strengthening communities and giving voice to systemic inequities.
As a visual artist, I work primarily in fiber materials and craft-based techniques grounded in traditional women’s work such as, sewing, embroidery, and knitting. I work this way in order to engage in the labor of slow making to create tangible connections to internal processes and to quiet the mind.
As a result of combining my personal art practice and clinical expertise, I support my clients in learning to integrate mindfulness with art making to promote an enhanced sense of general well-being. I encourage my clients to develop a meaningful relationship with their art process and products while emphasizing the inherent empowering nature of creating.