With over twenty years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, art therapy, expressive arts therapies - and most recently, equine assisted psychotherapy - my goal is to work with you to meet your wellness needs. I want you to leave your session feeling better, breathing a little deeper and remembering your Self.
So often - too often - we forget all about the Self.
Not familiar with the different types of therapies? No problem! Schedule a Consult and we'll figure out what works for you.
Using the creative process during therapy is an excellent method to cut through the language barrier. Word-based communcation is fraught with miscues, misunderstandings and misjudgements.
If you or someone you love is feeling the stress of the job backing up on them - please reach out.
Helping those who serve or have served find effective, evidence-based approaches to managing trauma and traumatic stress, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, or creeping burn-out is my priority
Art Therapy sessions are available for individuals couples and families.
Sessions are 60 ($120) or 90 minutes ($175)
Creativity is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply to find balance in a hectic and chaotic world - the benefits of creative connection can be life changing. Working with images is a way to find relief without the pressures and misunderstandings that often limit traditional therapies.
If you are interested in learning more about the profession find additional offerings
Trauma-informed care is a neuro-sequential model of therapeutics that aligns therapeutic activities with stages of brain development in an attempt to facilitate healthy reorganization of neurological pathways under the assumption that such reorganization of earlier stages of brain development will ultimately benefit higher-level cognitive functioning.
I work with both adults and children to help heal from the symptoms and stressors associated with past trauma.
As a CEU provider, I offer training modules for clinicians seeking to learn more about art therapy. Instruction is focused on incorporating creativity in the clinical setting.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor, I provide clinical supervision for LMSWs
Additionally, I provide supervision for clinicians seeking registration as a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
Helping other professionals through clinical consultation is part of what Austin Art Therapy offers. I am available to collaborate on client cases. I also provide forensic consultations for court proceedings.
We do all of our work in a natural quiet private setting that provides the opportunity for human brains to regulate and begin to heal. Activities taking place during therapy sessions are specifically targeted to therapeutic goals which are set during intake sessions and are re-evaluated throughout the process. Often our therapy teams work in tandem with Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals
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Also based on the work of Dr. Bruce Perry and Bessel van der Kolk, equine therapy is an effective way of regulating the nervous system through experiential work.
“This modality is an innovative trauma-specific intervention. It is a specialized and highly effective mental health treatment model for individuals and families impacted by complex trauma.” – Natural LIfemanship
Equine therapy has gained national attention due to its efficacy in healing – with scientific data to support the effect it has on the brain.