education and experience
B.A. in Elementary Art Education – Pacific Lutheran University 1990, Tacoma, WA
M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling, Marlhurst University 2012, Lake Oswego, OR
K-12 teaching experience , MH/Art Therapist serving children, adolescents, and adults in schools, out-patient settings, residential facilities in WA, OR, NV, and NM. I specialize i integrating art therapy methods and facilitating groups to promote healing from mental health and substance abuse struggles.
why i am a counselor
We all experience challenges in life and I feel called to use my creativity and sensitivity to meet clients where they are. I can promote hope and healing and help others develop the skills to experience a life worth living.
My goals are to obtain my independent counseling license and license to practice art therapy. Become a part of the community. To also focus on my own art making.