Do I have to make art in sessions? No. I may occasionally offer the use of art making if I feel it would greatly support your treatment process and bring you closer to your goals. You always have the power to choose and to let me know how much art (if any) that you'd like to incorporate into your sessions.
I'm not artistic, can I still benefit from Art Therapy? Yes! Art Therapy is not just for artists (or kids). You don't need to be considered artistic to benefit from the life-affirming experience of using art to heal!
What do most sessions look like? To start the session, I will offer to guide you in a brief mindfulness meditation that usually lasts anywhere from 1-5 minutes in length. You can always pass. From there, we will use the session to focus on your needs in that moment which may include exploring your perceptions, thoughts, experiences, behaviors, emotions and felt senses. I may use Mindful-Based self-compassion techniques, elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Art Therapy and other integrative approaches to respond.
Do you accept my insurance? I accept Aetna & Cigna out of network. I'd be more than happy to do an insurance benefits check on your behalf with you name, DOB and insurance ID number. I also accept HSA (Health Savings Accounts) and private pay with all major credit / debit card.
Do I have to commit to a certain length of therapy? No. However, I may recommend a shorter or longer period of treatment which is completely dependent on where you are now and where you want to go! You are not mandated to commit to any length of therapy!
Besides being an Art Therapist, what other training do you have? I hold a Masters Degree in Art Therapy, 2.5 years of Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training under Dr. Shari Manning, Ph.D., Level 1 Training in Relational Life Therapy (RLT) with renowned couples therapist, Terry Real and over 100-hours of continuing education at institutions such as; The Expressive Therapies Institute, Ackerman Center for the Family, Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute, and the Center for Urban Community Services Academy for Justice-Informed Practice.
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