I take a flexible approach to treatment based on each client's individual needs  and goals. In addition to Art Therapy, I am also experienced in traditional counseling methods. I utilize a number of therapeutic perspectives, which I tailor to you.  Here is a bit more about some of the approaches I use most often and what I find helpful about each of them. . .

 Adlerian Therapy


  • Encourages development of empathy 

  • Emphasizes our own creative ability to solve problems

  • Promotes development of sense of belonging within communities around us (i.e. family, work, city)

  • Looks at the life "tasks" of friendship, work, and love to improve all aspects of the individual's functioning

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Much evidence supports using this approach to help with anxiety and depression.

  • Looks at the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. 

  • Emphasizes how irrational or distorted thinking can contribute to anxiety and depression

  • Looks at how we can change dysfunctional thoughts and, in turn, change how we feel. 

 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


  • Research supports using this approach to help with emotional dysregulation/ under-control, chronic suicidal ideation, and self-harming behaviors, among other problems.

  • Teaches skills of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance to improve coping and emotional regulation