In December of 2014 I completed my Masters of Art Therapy degree at St. Mary of the Woods College.
I am now legally able to practice art therapy in the state of Florida. I am also under professional supervision from a registered art therapist (ATR) and have completed 1000 hours of paid work so about to apply for my Registration as an art therapist!
So, I am and was an artist and art educator first and now I am also an art therapist. Three creative branches on my tree!
I really love what I do.
Art therapists do not interpret your artwork. Art therapists help students, clients and/or patients who to interpret their own artwork. Only the artist can fully express what their art really means. Art therapists are trained in identifying graphic indicators in artwork that can possibly indicate certain issues. The artist is the true revealer of the truth of the issues.
I am presently using my skills combining art and wellness to create a holistic experience with participants..
I use Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy methods for wellness in an educational settings. I try to create a safe and calming studio space for students to work and play and learn how to simply observe their inner critique but not react to it.
As a teaching artist and art therapist, MAAT, I combine wellness and art by researching both art therapy directives along with mindfulness techniques. I have combined those with various artist’s books on painting intuitively to come up with my Intuitive Painting Retreat as well as other workshops.
I work with children and adults using art as wellness.
I also am an art educator teaching art classes and painting classes.
I have after school educational art therapy sessions for students at Casa Montessori School and private art therapy sessions can be held there on some weekends scheduled.
Check out my
Creative Well Art StudioCreative Well Art Studio page for a history of classes and workshops.
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