MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-P
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.
MAATC, LPC-A, ATR
I am an Art Therapist and Counselor. I received my dual degree Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling from the CAAHEP, ACATE and AATA accredited school Albertus Magnus College located in New Haven, CT. I have art therapy experience working with a diverse group of populations of all ages both domestic and abroad and in a variety of settings. I have worked as both a group and individual therapist serving those who are struggling with mental health conditions and illnesses including co-occurring substance use and addiction issues.
I am passionate about my line of work and have an instinct to help people access ways for expressing their feelings through creative channels. I have a genuine and calming demeanor which encourages an open space for an individual to feel comfortable and at ease with one’s emotions and vulnerabilities. I am dedicated to supporting individuals of all ages with their mental, physical, and emotional well-being with the wholehearted notion that art therapy is an immensely powerful therapeutic intervention that fosters the mind-body-spirit connection and facilitates healing and growth in the most intrinsic way.
I offer the following art workshops at Artlighten LLC: Candlelight Sessions which includes a relaxing evening program for 9-5 workers / professionals to create art and express their feelings in a stress relieving way (+ incorporate aromatherapy); Abstract Collage where participants create an abstract art piece using shape cut outs of their choosing; Landscape Collage where participants learn the art of interpretation, both lose and precise to recreate a landscape piece using collage materials; Open Studio, a workshop session where participants take part in a process consisting of forming an intention, creating from a place of freedom and experimentation, witness writing and reading; Mandala Making focused on insight, healing and self expression and workshops for kids including Printmaking, Rock Painting and Art and Found to name a few. Visit our Shop Page to register for a workshop today.
MAATC, LPC-A, ATR-P
Since I was a child, I loved to create art and help others. I found psychology fascinating and art making thrilling; when I discovered that I could combine my two passions, it all clicked into place and I knew that being an art therapist was what I was meant to do. I continuously marvel at the magic that creativity and expression can bring, and am passionate about sharing that magic with clients.
I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. I then went on to earn my Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. I am so excited to continue my journey in this profession and to have the opportunity to connect to people through art making.