Art Therapy

An established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

Art Psychotherapists are trained to recognize non-verbal symbols within the creative process that may be difficult to express with words alone. By helping the client discover underlying thoughts and feelings, and what the art means to them, the client can gain valuable insight, fulfillment, and a better understanding of themselves and how they relate to others

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What is Brainspotting? 

“Where we look affects how we feel”. Brainspotting makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the Brainspotting therapist to locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. Brainspotting is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship. It has been shown that Brainspotting taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. Brainspotting can be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. Brainspotting is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into many of the healing modalities, and can also be used for performance and creativity enhancement.

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     Specialty Areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Women's Issues

  • ADHD and Attention Disorders

  • Self-Esteem/ Self-Worth

  • Grief

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Acute and Chronic Stress

  • Mood struggles

  • Adjustment issues

  • Attachment/Adoption

  • Multiple Pregnancies & Parenting Multiples

  • Faith and Spiritual Growth

  • Creative Blocks

  • Career Changes

Additional Specialties:

  • Trauma Informed Care

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  • Theraplay (attachment- based play )

  • Prepare/ Enrich facilitator (marriage/premarital program)

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