I hold Bachelors of Arts degrees in psychology and studio art from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts degree in art therapy from The George Washington University and a Doctorate of Education in counselor education from the University of Montana. I have enjoyed working as an art therapist in various settings since 1996. After moving to Missoula, Montana in 2005, I pursued licensure in Montana as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, obtaining full licensure status in 2007. In 2008, while attending graduate school at UM, and working as a crime victim advocate and grant writer for Missoula County, I began a private practice in art therapy.
My expertise in art therapy includes training as a community-based mental health professional. I specialize in treatment and prevention of family and interpersonal violence, treatment of trauma-based issues, grief, and mood and anxiety disorders. Working with people of all-ages (i.e., 3 years of age and up) using art therapy as a primary treatment modality, I provide individual, family, and group art therapy. My practice is located at the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) on Missoula’s historic north side at 235 North 1st St. West, Suite 1. Additionally, I provide group art therapy and art therapy workshops via the Red Willow Learning Center, and proudly serve as a member of the First STEP Children’s Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team via Saint Patrick’s Medical Center.