Throughout my career, my clients have described my approach to treatment as non-judgmental, empathetic, and direct. When working with clients, I approach therapy through the Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and Empowerment-Focused modalities. It is my belief that treatment works best when clients are approached as whole individuals – through both body and mind. I accomplish this by using both traditional talk therapy techniques alongside my specialized Art Therapy training. Art therapy can be a unique way for you to explore your lived experience, gain insight, and make meaning out of difficult life events.
I am committed to providing services for all people. I wish to extend an area of safety especially to those members of the LGBTIA+ community and persons of color whose experience of oppression only adds to and compounds existing trauma. My experience with trauma treatment has centered specifically on working with people experiencing substance use and intimate partner or domestic violence. I have previous experience working with children, adults, families, and individuals.
We all have stories. For some of us, the story we carry can cause us pain. Living with untreated trauma can be debilitating and interfere with our overall pursuit of wellness. It is my ultimate goal to help you unload, to walk alongside you, and help you carry your burden while also helping you learn how to either set down your burden entirely or carry it in a way so that it does not weigh you down. It is my belief that we all possess the innate ability to heal. Sometimes we just don’t know how without help. I hope I can be the one to help you.
I am currently under clinical supervision with Megan Denton-Gillette.
Education: M. A. in Art Therapy Counseling, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and B. A. in Psychology, Morehead State University, KY, B. A. in Art, Morehead State University, KY
Specialties: Art Therapy, Trauma, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Abuse Recovery, Emotion Regulation, Anxiety & Depression, Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA+ Issues, BIPOC Issues