Student at Troy University majoring in Psychology, minoring in Art
I am a creative artist, the spouse of an Active-Duty Military member, a mother of four, a full-time student and pursuing an undergraduate degree. My love for art and rehabilitation has sparked a passion within me to provide hope for those in need through a new creative approach known as Art Therapy. I plan on opening my own practice and providing a safe place for the community to thrive creatively using art, therapeutic techniques, and psychology. Offering both group and individual private sessions for patients to express themselves through artistic means while promoting personal growth. The purpose of art therapy is essentially one of healing. Art therapy provides a new opportunity to those who are seeking alternative therapy methods. Awareness through therapeutic art can help patients cope with symptoms of stress and traumatic experiences. It also enhances cognitive abilities and improves physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Everyone can benefit from art therapy. Children, trauma patients, prison inmates, and hospital patients are just a few that can benefit from this service. Supporting the importance of Art therapy has an impact on us all. Together we can make a difference. Art Therapy helps bridge the gap for those that need it most. It has a psychological impact on our society that provides an outlet to the unique challenges we face. It becomes a form of symbolic speech for those that cannot vocalize their emotions in words. I seek to make a difference in the
lives of all who seek a healthy artistic means of rehabilitation. Together, we can promote a form of psychotherapy that allows the free expression of art while encompassing self-awareness and improving the lives of many so that they can experience physical, mental, and emotional well-being.