Life can present you with all kinds of challenges and you do not need to face them alone. Aside from the treatment of mental illness, people attend therapy for many different reasons: to learn how to better communicate in their relationships, to explore feelings following a divorce or another big life change, to cope with a sudden loss or traumatic event, or to manage anxiety around a stressful job. Everyone’s story is different, and I am here to listen to yours.
As a therapist, I strive to create a caring and accepting environment. I believe that everyone has the ability to improve their life, build resilience, and find happiness. I work with individuals of all ages. I’ve worked extensively with children and adolescents in my previous work experiences and in both my undergraduate and graduate training. My areas of strength include helping clients, of all ages, to manage anxiety, depression, ADHD, or autism. I also have experience working with clients who are coping with grief and loss, cancer, or LGBTQ related issues.
My clinical approach is primarily Humanistic and Person-Centered. I also utilize mindfulness and CBT based practices. Whenever possible, I incorporate art therapy; art therapy can be a wonderful method of creating a safe place to hold difficult feelings and to explore complex issues. Art in this setting is not about making the most beautiful piece but about staying present with the process which, allows for self-expression in a way that contributes to therapeutic change. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in art therpay.
I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) with training in art therapy. My Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) application is currently in processing. I received my master’s in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in art therapy at Wayne State University and completed my internship at the Samaritan Counseling Center.
• Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)
• Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) – Pending*
• Wayne State University: M.A.in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy
• Adrian College: B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art