Life is messy and turbulent. Sometimes we can’t find the right words to express our inner experiences. I utilize experiential and developmentally appropriate interventions to join children and adolescents in navigating the storms until we reach steady waters and clearer skies. Through the creative process, art imitates life and we learn about ourselves and how to manage overwhelming feelings. Art responses can lead to powerful and meaningful reflections on relational and thought patterns, past experiences, and self awareness. Through art making and play, we process what we may not have the vocabulary to discuss yet. I am comfortable being the captain when needed with the goal of stepping down to support you in taking leadership over your life. We can work together to clean the storm debris that’s hiding your core self and learn to accept and better prepare for life’s weather. I am a registered art therapist through the national Art Therapy Credentials Board, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certified.