Our lives are filled with things that compete for our attention and interfere with our ability to focus on what is important to us, leaving us feeling depleted, overwhelmed, irritable and stressed or anxious. This is true for both youth and adults as we navigate social expectations, daily responsibilities, social media, academic or work performance, peer relationships, parenting dynamics, and the list goes on.
I believe we need to normalize caring for our emotional health in a way that is meaningful and connects with our individual experiences. This is where Therapeutic Art comes in. Therapeutic Art uses mark making as an opportunity to validate your current experiences and nurture yourself moving forward. Mark making is about making marks on paper rather than focusing on creating something that looks good, any creative ability can feel comfortable to participate. Therapeutic Art is an experience that is effective in caring for, understanding, and expressing your feelings and experiences in a way that words aren't always able to.
I chose to become a Therapeutic Arts Practitioner because I believe in the value mark making has in supporting our emotional health providing space for us to show up as the amazing individuals we are despite the busy world that moves around us. I specialize in working with youth, individuals who work with youth, and mothers.