I believe that everyone has the ability to find happiness and joy within their life and I am passionate about helping clients find their way back to creating an empowered and sacred life. I encourage my clients to take a deeper look at their emotional, psychological and spiritual landscapes through creative expression. I invite each client to use the process of art-making to gain deeper awareness into their life through the use of metaphor, symbolism and expression.
I am a trained mental health counselor that specializes in transpersonal art therapy. I graduated from Naropa University in Boulder, CO and I reside in Lafayette, CO. I use a trauma-informed and client-focused approaches to my therapeutic work and I utilize tools such as mindfulness, art, embodiment, holistic integration and nature-based techniques.
As an art therapist, I believe in the power of creativity and self-expression to heal and transform. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental and empowering therapeutic environment that supports my clients in their journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. My approach is grounded in compassion, empathy, and a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual.
With a focus on working with adults, I specialize in helping clients explore symptoms related to anxiety and trauma, manage emotions, regulate their nervous system, and reduce chronic stress. I employ a holistic and integrative approach that incorporates art therapy, psychotherapy, psychedelic integration therapy, Interactive Drawing Therapy, embodiment and mindfulness practices, parts work, EMDR, and transpersonal therapy.
I believe that the creative process can offer profound insights and opportunities for growth, and I use metaphor, symbolism, and expression to help my clients gain a deeper awareness of their lives. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space where clients can process and heal difficult emotions and trauma so that they can reclaim their authentic selves and live a joyful, peaceful, and embodied life.
I am committed to using evidence-based practices and a harm reduction model to guide my work, and I strive to educate and empower my clients in their therapeutic journeys
Education and Certifications
Naropa University | Graduate Program 2017-2021
Masters in Mental Health Counseling emphasizing in Transpersonal Art Therapy.
Equine-Assisted Expressive Art Therapy | Certified 2021
This is a special modality to psychotherapy using Equine-assisted interventions and nature-based art therapy.
Certified Yoga Teacher 200hr
Received certificate from Soul Tree Yoga in Lafayette CO 2017. Additional yoga trainings include; Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Trauma-Informed Yoga
My Values and Experience
The values I bring to my practice include curiosity, compassion, authenticity, inclusivity, play, creativity and gentle guidance. If you and I work together I guarantee that I will be curious about your process and your needs. I will have compassion towards your experience in a non-judgmental way that embraces the full spectrum of emotions. I strive to continuously check in with myself and lead by my most authentic expression and I will encourage you to do the same. I will bring full present-moment awareness into each session and I will listen with my whole being not just my mind. I will search for places where we can simplify and slow down so that we may take a mindful look at the situation at hand. Lastly, I will bring my insight to each session and I will offer it when wanted.
I am trained in a variety of art therapy techniques, including painting, ceramics, fiber art, and mixed media, and use these mediums to help clients access their unconscious and emotional experiences. By exploring their inner world through the creation of art, clients can gain greater self-awareness and insight, process difficult emotions, and find new ways to communicate and connect with others.
As an advocate for the integration of psychedelic medicines in therapy, I am eager to explore the ways in which these substances can enhance the healing process. I believe that by removing the veil of the constructed self, psychedelic medicines have the ability to promote greater connection and understanding of one's own inner world, as well as the interconnectedness to others, self, nature and spirit.
In my work, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to have meaningful and transformative experiences. I believe that the healing power of art and psychedelics lies in their ability to promote spiritual and personal growth, leading to greater happiness, fulfillment, and a deeper connection to the world around us."