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I am an Expressive Arts Grief and Trauma Specialist and would be honored to work with you using the expressive arts. My certifications include: Certified Grief and Trauma Coach (CCF), Certified Expressive Arts Coach and Specialist (CCF), Credentialed Teacher K-12, Credentialed Adult Continuing Education Teacher in Art, Creative Writing, and Music.
WU Best Help
As a WU Best Help featured member, I am happy to offer pro bono, reduced rates, and a sliding scale on my services of private one-on-one sessions or group sessions to those experiencing financial difficulties and limited incomes. Feel free to reach out to me to discuss financial arrangements.
Life Can Be Challenging.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. These past few years have been challenging for all of us, as we faced significant life changes that profoundly affected us emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Many of us experience anxiety, depression, or grief from loss during these uncertain worldwide times and must make life-changing decisions. The expressive arts are a highly effective coping strategy when life delivers unexpected challenges. As an Expressive Arts Specialist, my clients have FUN, and get it DONE!
Those who work with me enjoy a safe, private one-on-one session, or an informal creative community in a relaxed environment. This allows others to embrace and express blocked feelings, release creative flow, and discover unique gifts and talents.
As a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) and Grief and Trauma Coach (CCF), I have personally witnessed miraculous success with those experiencing temporary or long-term, chronic challenges such as generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), neuropathy, paraplegia, autism, memory loss, chronic pain, and more.
Whether your challenges are temporary or life-long, the expressive arts are a safe, successful solution when other approaches fail.
I have over forty years of experience working with individuals using the expressive arts. In addition to my certifications mentioned above, I am also a Master Level Energetic Teacher and Practitioner. I am a registered practitioner with the Healing Arts Collective and currently schedule clients online privately for private, one-on-one, grief and trauma expressive arts sessions. I also host a weekly group creative session and produce my podcast, “Courageous, Creative Conquerors,” interviewing creative adults who have triumphed over trauma using the expressive arts.
If this seems a good fit for you, I welcome you to join me in private, online sessions or group settings using the expressive arts.
Awards and Affiliations
Open Path Healing Arts Collective, Member and Practitioner
Kappa Delta Pi Member, Honors Society in Education
American Association Music Therapy Association, Member
Certified Coaches Federation, Member, and Certified Coach
Music Teachers National Association, Member, and Credentialed Teacher
Illinois State University, Dean's List
Certifications and Credentials
- Certified Grief and Trauma Coach (CCF)
- Certified Expressive Arts Specialist and Coach (CCF)
- Credentialed Adult Continuing Education Teacher in Art, Writing, and Music
- Credentialed Teacher K-12 (MS)
- Bachelors of Science in Music Therapy, Illinois State University
- Masters of Science in Special Education, Illinois State University
- Registered Music Therapist (RMT)