I have been using the creative process inherent in art making as a source of expression, joy, refuge, and self-understanding throughout my life. My early interest in communicating and finding meaning through the combination of images and words initially lead me into the graphic design profession.
After working in the design field for several years, I felt the pull towards work that would be more meaningful to me. Following my passion for art and an interest in psychology, I went back to graduate school for art therapy. I still keep a foot in both worlds, which keeps me balanced and fulfilled and able to be present and engaged in work that I really love.
I am a Licensed Creative Art Therapist in NY (LCAT), Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). As a therapist in New York City, I have worked with a diversity of populations, in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient mental health, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment and several community based programs.
Animals have always been a part of my life and I know first hand the pain of losing a beloved pet. I am trained in pet loss counseling by the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement and this is a part of my practice close to my heart.
In my work with clients (and personally!) I’ve navigated the murky waters of anxiety and perfectionism, the challenges of being authentic and vulnerable, and the difficult journey to accept and find a place for the wounds and early experiences that shape us.
I would love to help you feel more at home in yourself.