Do you or your child struggle with identifying and expressing thoughts and feelings? Do you want something more than just talk therapy? Through creative art expression, I help clients to freely express themselves in what feels natural for them, while also gaining feelings of self-respect, empowerment, mastery, and confidence. How I do this is by utilizing play, visual arts, sandtray, storytelling, mindfulness, and other creative outlets. Goals include learning to communicate/relate with others, express thoughts and emotions, modify behaviors, develop creative solutions to problems, manage impulses and anger,and develop coping tools.
I have great experience working with children and teens struggling socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. I work with adults seeking a playful and creative form of expression to improve their self-care and well-being. I offer creative art expression groups for teens and adults, child parent relationship training, and an elementary social skills group.
I provide an open, safe, and fun environment to help you feel understood, develop trust, gain a positive connection, and freely express yourself. Through the creative arts expression process, I focus on your individual needs while enhancing your strengths and abilities. If inspired, I invite you to contact me so that we can begin your self-care journey.
Creative art expression group for teens and adults:
I lead creative art expression groups for teenagers (ages 13-19) on Thursdays from 5:15-6:15. and adults (ages 20+) on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30. In these groups, different art activities will be implemented each week to help members build confidence, interact and relate positively with others, utilize creative ways to express themselves and solve problems, focus on their individual wants and needs, and gain an overall sense of empowerment while improving well-being and view of self.
Elementary social skills group:
In this group, I utilize art, modeling, role play, and fun to help elementary aged children learn and practice social skills, while positively interacting with others, boosting self-esteem and confidence, and enhancing creativity! I focus on a specific social skill area each group, which includes classroom survival, friendship making, dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression, and dealing with stress. Through this group, kids will learn important strategies such as goal setting, problem solving, impulse control, cooperating, and anticipating consequences.
Child parent relationship training:
CPRT helps parents discover ways to manage their child’s difficult behaviors and emotions, while increasing understanding, acceptance, and sensitivity to their child. The aim of CPRT is to enhance and strengthen the parent-child relationship through improved family interactions, problem solving strategies, and increased feelings of familial affection, warmth, and trust, thus facilitating personal growth and change for parent and child. I teach the basic child-centered play therapy principles and skills and require parents to set up their own play time with their child at home to practice the tools. CPRT is for parents with children between the ages of 2-10.