I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered/Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC). My role as a therapist is to help you look at emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal patterns that are no longer working for you and to help you develop new ways of being in the world, so you can feel more fulfilled and connected.
My space is part office, part studio. One way that I can help my clients look at their patterns is through a creative process. Art therapy is not about artistic ability or "doing it right". It is not even about learning to "do it right". It is about exressing yourself in a safe and non-judgemental space to convey your emotions and ideas, to release tension, and to gain insight into your inner world through color, image and the physical act of creating. My role as an art therapist, when you are making art, is twofold: 1) to support and free up your own process, and 2) to help you describe and find meaning in your creation and to relate it to your larger therapy process. The creative art process is a resource that can be used briefly as part of the therapy session, or making art can be the main format of our sessions together. I also realize that making art is not eveyone's cup of tea, so making art is not essential to working together.
Practice Specialty: I enjoy working with adults, couples, and families on issues of:
-Life changes/times of transition
-Grief and loss
-Interpersonal and relationship challenges
Age Specialties: 10+
Session Format: 50 or 90 minute sessions. 90 minute sessions are particularly helpful for extended art making sessions.
Years In Practice: 20
Office Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays
50 minute individual session: $130
50 minute couples/family session: $140
90 minute individual session: $170
90 minute couples/family session: $190
I reserve some availability for sliding scale payments.
Accepted Insurance Plan(s): Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. I can bill as an Out-of-Network provider for other insurance plans.
LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC #C1556, Oregon
MA in Marital + Family Therapy and Art Therapy, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1999
ATR-BC- Registered Board Certified Art Therapist
American Art Therapy Association
Supervision: I am able to provide supervision for those working toward LPC or LMFT as well as those working toward their Art Therapy credential (ATR).
NW Art Therapy
The Ford Building
2502 SE 11th Ave, Suite 222
Portland, OR 97202