Over four years ago, in January of 2012, I was on the fast track to becoming an art teacher. I had been accepted into a Master’s in Teaching program and had completed all the required prerequisites my senior year of college. I had wanted to be an art teacher my whole l...

When starting out my career as an art therapist I did not seek out work in the field of grief and loss or death and dying, but somehow it found me.  The universe works in mysterious ways and after being hired as an art therapist at a nearby hospice I realized that this...

Hello Virginia Art Therapists!  I am happy to share with you my experience reaching out to a Virginia Senator as a message of encouragement to those of us who feel like our letters will be thrown away and our phone messages ignored.  We’ve already heard back from the S...

As I write this, day two of Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy’s 45th class is coming to a close. Approximately 150 teenagers accepted the challenge to attend this 17 and a half month, quasi-military program. Cadets will spend twenty-two weeks in residence during whi...

This year the Virginia Art Therapy Association hosted a juried exhibition entitled, “Connection”. The show was for art therapists, and encouraged them to reflect on their professional identities through their connection with others. The show opened on October 23rd, 201...



Though I’ve been doing art therapy and counseling for about a decade, this past year has been a real learning experience for me, as I started my private practice. Of course, each job and even each client I worked with in that time has taught me much about being a the...

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