6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Expressive Art Therapy
BCBS, First Health, Midlands Choice, Health Partners, Cigna, Tricare
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Master of Science, Art Therapy and Counseling - Eastern Virginia Medical School
I have been a practicing art therapist and counselor since 2011. I provided in-home psychotherapy and case management for children and families in North Carolina for a year. I then worked as a counselor in an acute inpatient behavioral health setting in Arizona for eight years, working with both adolescent and adult patients as well as their families. I also facilitated recovery court group therapy sessions along with developing both a yoga curriculum and art-based curriculum for the recovery court participants.
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Identity, Stress Management, Personal Growth, Motivation, Adjustment, Psychosocial Development, Mind-body Connection, Phase of Life, Substance Abuse, and Bereavement
I believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship that is built between therapist and client. I provide a creative and accepting space for clients to identify strengths and use those strengths to navigate life’s challenges. My approach is trauma-informed and incorporates art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and strengths-based models. I find that art therapy is a helpful and unique way for clients to approach difficulties and express themselves.
I am focused on providing individual, couple, and family therapy. Services I provide include but are not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment therapy, systemic therapy, solution-focused therapy, intergenerational therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Individuals 12 years of age and up