Hi I'm Leslie!
I’m a fun-loving, compassionate person who enjoys learning, travel, and engaging in my community. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specialize in Art Therapy. I enjoy working with a variety of populations helping them heal through creative self-expression. I utilize a humanistic approach and specialize in eco-based art therapy. I love introducing new mediums and artistic experiences to my clients. I find that through engaging in art therapy, my clients have an opportunity to gain insight, connect to themselves and their environment, and begin their healing journey.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy is a holistic approach to healing that allows the participant to engage their body, mind, and spirit in a way that promotes insight into themselves. Through the art process you are able to tap into a part of self that you don’t get to see, and give it an artistic expression, bringing life to images and memories buried in your subconscious. Art therapy is for everyone, and no prior experience with art is required.
For more information on art therapy visit https://arttherapy.org/about-art-therapy/
What would an art therapy session be like?
Session usually starts with a verbal check in, followed by an art directive and ending with verbal processing of the art experience. The art making process is always an invitation and not a requirement. Art modalities that are incorporated into session vary from drawing and painting, to collage and working with clay. Eco art therapy takes place in the outdoors using natural art materials. This type of art therapy is provided on a case by case basis depending on the needs and preferences of the client.