Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be an artist or have art experience to benefit?

  No experience is necessary! A client's process is always welcomed and supported, never judged. You do not need to have artistic ability or special talent to participate.  It's encouraged to be open to the experience with a willingness to explore and engage with the creative process.

 

What age range do you work with?

  I work with all ages and meet a wide variety of needs.

 

Will you teach me art techniques?

  When engaging in clinical art therapy, I will not be teaching you how to draw or paint in a technical sense. Instead, I will introduce different art prompts / materials which will help inspire your creativity!
  I will hold a space free of judgement for you to create freely.

  We’ll focus on how you feel during the process of art making, not the final product or what the art looks like once you’re finished.

 

What supplies do I need?

In-person sessions:

  I will provide basic art materials. If you are interested in working with other materials, feel free to bring them to the session!

  

Virtual Sessions:

  You will provide the materials you would like to work with. I would be happy to recommend supplies.

 

How frequently should sessions take place?

  It really depends on you! I see some clients once a week, once every two weeks or even once a month. Tune into what your needs are and we can find a schedule that meets your needs!

 

Do you accept insurance?

  All fees are private pay.  

“I see the terms “psychotherapy,” “therapy,” and “counseling,” and “coaching,” out there.  What’s the difference?”

  Typically, counseling is geared towards addressing a particular concern within a defined timeframe, whereas psychotherapy (or therapy, for short) encompasses a broader scope, delving into more intricate and comprehensive issues. As practitioners, we adeptly employ both methodologies based on individual requirements, ensuring a well-rounded and tailored approach for our clients.

The term "coaching" introduces an element with potentially distinct implications. Unlike counseling or therapy, there's no obligatory licensing to present oneself as a coach or life coach. Despite this, numerous licensed experts do provide coaching services. It's crucial to exercise caution regarding the training and expertise of any practitioner you contemplate collaborating with.

 

Can I follow you on social media?

You’re welcome to follow my professional social media pages. I don’t follow, friend, comment, respond, or make other similar connections on social media with clients, or their family members or friends. This is to protect my confidentiality and privacy. If you choose to follow me on social media, it’s at your own risk. Please note, social media platforms are not a replacement for therapy, and this is not a way to contact me for any reason, especially an emergency.