My name is Grace, and I am a Graduate Student in Creative Arts Therapy at Nazareth University. I am currently in clinical supervision with Daniel Rosen, LCSW-R CST and will be interning until May 2024. I also have BFA in Fine Arts and BA in Psychology. I am looking forward to working with individuals and groups and am available for appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays.
My multicultural background is foundational for my psychotherapy work with diverse individuals in underserved communities. I am culture and trauma-informed, and ready to meet you with creativity, empathy, and authenticity. I strive to ensure you are heard, respected, and validated throughout your journey towards a more profound self-understanding. I believe art can communicate universally, bridging the gaps in which language falls short, allowing us to connect deeper with ourselves and those around us.
The modality of art therapy is especially beneficial in trauma work. Trauma activates your limbic cortex: increasing the difficulty of putting reason, thoughts, or emotions into language. Using the experiential qualities of artmaking, we can “bypass” some of these barriers allowing you to bring difficult experiences and emotions to the surface, in a safe and receptive environment. Art therapy is also beneficial in the practice of mindfulness, emotional regulation, emotional processing, and stress reduction.
Together we can use this tool to explore the complexities of sexuality, identity, and your unique experience. We can move forward according to your needs and goals. It would be my pleasure to join you, wherever you are, on your journey.
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- American Art Therapy Association
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
- American Psychological Association
- Psi Chi Honors Society
- World Professional Organization for Transgender Health