I completed a Master program in Psychology and Art Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. I studied the combination of art and psychology for the purpose of health and wellness.
The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as;
Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.
Expressive Arts guest lecture for workshops in Stockholm, Sweden with ABF, the Castel, Grow Internationals, and Yogapalatset.
Currently providing individual and family art therapist at Mayaklinken, Bromma.
Provided art therapy in hospice settings, supporting individuals, groups and families through the bereavement processes and end of life.
Supporting children’s development through creative interventions in residential settings in the United States.
Providing support to families in transition in international settings. Specialising with trauma and attachment based approaches.
Facilitating team building workshops for employees in Human Services, to help decrease burnout and increase community.