I believe that everyone has a story to tell and that everyone has a special set of circumstances or challenges that they are navigating their way through. These can take the form of one big barrier or event in our life that changes everything, or they can be small day to day things that just wear us down. I am someone who will listen to your story and come alongside you to help you find your voice, face these life challenges, and grow in your confidence as you overcome them.
As an art therapist I understand that sometimes words are not enough to express exactly what you are going through. I will guide you through therapeutic artmaking to help you find these words, find your voice, and build a stronger sense of self as part of the process. Don’t worry if you are not artistic, because art therapy is for anyone, no matter your skill level. The process of self-discovery is what is important, not technical skill. Art therapy can provide a playful, non-threatening way to tackle tough problems and discover hidden strengths you may never have known you had.
My motto in life is, “You can’t be strong for another person until you learn to be strong for yourself.” I understand all too well the pressure to feel like you have to “do it all”. The first step to finding inner strength is asking for help. This is a courageous act that does not indicate weakness, but rather an understanding that you need someone to help shoulder the burden so that you can heal and regain that strength you have always possessed.