I earned my Master’s in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute, and have a background in psychology and studio art. I’m also a member of the American Art Therapy Association. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, identity issues and self-esteem. I’m especially interested in working with those who have been affected by adoption, or those who have experienced early attachment disruption.
I currently work under the supervision of Terésa Stern, LCSW, SEP. You can learn more about Terésa here.
I have facilitated individual & group art therapy to children and adults in hospital and school settings. I have worked with children in several different capacities— I volunteered at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital in the diversionary art program, where I brought families together through art. This was my first experience with art therapy— and it really made an impression on me!
I completed my first clinical internship at Hudson Guild in NYC working with preschoolers from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. I’ve also worked with children with disabilities and hearing loss in the school setting. I love working with children— they are natural risk takers when it comes to creating art.
I completed my second internship in the inpatient psychiatric unit at Harlem Hospital, where I worked with adults with mental illness, chronic illness and substance abuse. My focus as an art therapist was to help individuals manage stress, find healthy ways to cope, and allow them to express feelings and emotions in a safe, nonverbal way.
If you are interested in learning more about the work I do, please feel free to reach out here.