Our therapy dog in training. Saia brings quite the personality to our office. Saia is a November baby, loves fetch, and LOVES bones!
MAAT, LPC-A, ATR-P
Throughout my life there have been many defining moments that have led me to realize that I wanted to be an Art Therapist. The first, and most significant moment, took place at the age of four, when I realized that art would forever be my way of expressing myself and navigating the world around me. As art became the way that I coped, expressed myself, healed, transformed, and grew, I realized how much good that art could do in the world and in my dreams of helping others through art; this only grew throughout my life.
I graduated from Salve Regina University with my BA in Administration of Justice and with a minor in Studio Art, and from Albertus Magnus College with my MA in Art Therapy and Counseling. I have explored coursework in Holistic Counseling at Salve Regina University.
I have worked in both non-therapeutic and therapeutic settings with individuals of all ages, backgrounds and with different diagnoses. During my time as a Pre-K para-professional and during my time as graduate art therapy intern at the CT Veterans Hospital and VinFen Art Connections Studio, I worked independently, with multidisciplinary teams and with various treatment modalities with children, adults, and seniors to help improve mental health and support recovery.
Throughout all these experiences, I have come to realize the magic, the healing, and the therapeutic role that art can have on each individuals' journey towards improved well-being, mental health, and recovery. My approach combines the beliefs and practices of Psychoanalytic, Existential, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with an art-based process that promote self-expression, self-reflection, and mindfulness.
MAATC, Art Therapist
I have loved and created art for as long as I can remember. Also having fallen in love with psychology, discovering a path that brings together my love of art and my passion for helping others has been the greatest gift.
I earned my BA in Photography with a minor in Psychology from WCSU and my Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling from Albertus Magnus College. Every day, I am so excited to work with individuals through the therapeutic and healing powers of art. I have personally experienced and witnessed time and time again how transformative art therapy can be for individuals' overall well-being, and I am grateful for every opportunity to help people heal, transform, and grow through the art.
My two greatest passions in life are helping others and art. Art Therapy is a beautiful blend of art being a facilitating source of healing in an individual’s therapeutic process.
I graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with a minor in Psychology in 2012. I graduated from Springfield College with a Masters of Education in Art Therapy and Counseling in 2021.
I have experience working with children, teens, adults, and older adults both in individual and group settings. I have clinical and non-clinical experience working with individuals who come from a range of backgrounds, diagnosis, goals, and concerns both in person and through telehealth.