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Creative Arts and Sand Play Therapy Center

The counseling approach I offer includes the optional use of the Creative Arts to help clients gain a much needed perspective and assists them in their healing.

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When words fail to convey the depth of feeling experienced by the client, the expressive arts provide another "language" for the client to use, requiring no previous art making experience.

Some of the media used include paint, college, clay, mask-making, and creative writing to help clients express, understand, and transform their feelings into allies on their path to healing. The focus of my work is with children and adults dealing with emotional and life threatening challenges, relationship issues, emotional, cognitive, or physical challenges, including families in crisis.  I utilize SandPlay Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy with both children and adults. Other issues include trauma, death,dying, autism spectrum.

Issues I can help with:

Making meaning in times of change, uncertainty, separation, divorce, retirement, serious medical diagnosis, depression, relocation, crisis, and for families with children with special needs. I welcome the opportunity to work creatively with people of all ages, races, cultures, and diverse orientations interested in their own growth and healing.  

Specialties:

Trauma and PTSD Behavioral Issues Grief Issues:ADHD Academic Underachievement Adoption Anxiety Asperger's Syndrome Autism Borderline Personality Career Counseling Child or Adolescent Children/w life-threatening/Foster fam. Chronic Pain Coping Skills Depression Developmental Disorders Emotional Disturbance Family Conflict Intellectual Disability Learning Disabilities Life Coaching Oppositional Defiance Parenting Peer Relationships Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Relationship Issues Self Esteem Self-Harming Sleep or Insomnia Spirituality Transgender Traumatic Brain Injury Weight Loss Women's Issues Mental Health Elderly Persons Disorders Mood Disorders Thinking Disorders Sexuality  

Client Focus

Ethnicity:

ALL 


Ages:

Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)

Children (6 to 10)

Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Adults Elders (65+)  


Categories:

Bisexual Clients

Cancer

Gay Clients

HIV / AIDS Clients

Heterosexual Clients

Lesbian Clients

Transgender Clients

Veterans  

Treatment Approach and Treatment Orientation:

 Creative Art Therapy 

Sand Play Therapy
Dialectical (DBT)
Culturally Sensitive
Emotionally Focused
Existential
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic
Integrative
Interpersonal
Jungian
Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
Multicultural
Open Studio Art Therapy
Parent Co-Therapy
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic
Relational
Somatic
Transpersonal

Modality:

Individuals
Family
Group