I bring over 10 years of experience working with children, teens and adults from all walks of life. Together we work to address such issues as anxiety, depression, grief and loss and trauma.
I completed a Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University, Seattle in 2006. Since then, I have made flower arrangements with Russian immigrants, “baked” clay bread with Middle-Eastern refugees and spent countless hours helping at -risk preschoolers look for superheroes in the sand tray.
In the ten years I have been practicing Art Therapy, I have witnessed time and again the tremendous healing power of the creative process.
I strive to offer my clients my deep, compassionate listening and encourage them to bring their loving attention to those emotional experiences that are sometimes too painful to witness on their own. I invite my clients to tell their story not just through words but also through images and through play which sometimes affords greater freedom of expression and greater insight.
I deeply believe that this practice of learning how to navigate one’s emotional landscape without getting swept away by its intensity allows us to feel more present and alive in all aspects of our lives and that the creative process can be a wonderful ally on this journey!
I also believe that more than any specific technique or a theoretical orientation, it’s the therapeutic relationship that is the catalyst for growth and transformation. This relationship has three distinct parts. The client, the art therapist and the process of art making itself.
In addition to seeing clients in my private practice I offer clinical supervision for those seeking to fulfill supervision requirements for their License Professional Counselor credential (LPC) as well as their Art Therapy Registered credential (ATR).
For more information about my private practice or art groups/ workshops happening at the Boulder Art Therapy Collective, please call Nina at (720) 209-4601. I offer a free 30 minute, in person consultation to determine if my experience and skill set are a good match for you. I look forward to hearing from you!