I am an artist and therapist who helps people create the lives they want to live using art and creative expression in therapeutic and educational ways.
For almost twenty years, I have worked as a university art professor and artist mentor helping people connect with their creative vision and develop their skills. In my professional studio practice, I have explored the ways that experience is lived through stories and how those stories create meaning in our lives.
As a therapist, I help people to develop meaningful relationships with their problems in order to transform difficulties into creative projects that move them towards their preferred ways of living and being. I am passionate about co-creating a world of possibilities and positive growth to foster well-being in the people who come to consult with me. My work honors people’s knowledges and perspectives and seeks to connect them with the things they give value to and treasure.
Do you have to be an artist or artistic to work with me? No! I offer a wide range of approaches that can, but doesn’t have to, include creative expression in its many forms. Many people who work with me just come to talk.
My services include:
• Individual, group, and relational (couples and family) counseling
• Art education
• Art therapy and/or narrative-based education and consultation
for professional therapists and counselors
• Commissioned artworks, portraits, therapeutic portraiture
• Visual outsider-witnessing
All Credentials: MFA, MA, LAMFT, AT