M.S., LMHC, ATR-BC
6600 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Expressive Art Therapy
BCBS, Health Partners,
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist
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.