Were you that kid…
…who sat at the back of the classroom, obsessively scribbling poetry in your journal while the teacher droned on and on about something that just didn’t seem relevant to your life?
…who drew pictures of guitars, drums or stages, or wrote songs when you were supposed to be doing homework?
…who lived to dance or act on a huge stage, because nothing else you encountered gave you that same sense of joy?
…who felt like a misfit or an outcast because you were forced to go to all-school pep rallies and cheer on the football team–who you had absolutely no use for?
Maybe you were that kid. Maybe you still are. And maybe because you spoke out about the hypocrisy and injustice you noticed in your society, your family, your school, or your religion, you were made to feel like a “black sheep” or “troublemaker.”
If so, I want to work with you. Your sensitivity and awareness are gifts that need expressing. We can work together on finding the best way to express your authentic self. Isn’t it time to get real?
You are unconventional. So am I.
Artists and people who work in the creative professions often have needs that are different from others. When you choose a counselor, you want to talk to someone who understands the particular things you struggle with as an artist.
I can help you navigate the sometimes difficult terrain that comes with being a creative person. These difficulties can manifest in different ways:
- Having to work at a job that feels meaningless
- Difficulty communicating with your significant other around your needs
- Trying to function as an introvert in a culture that can seem highly extroverted
- Performance anxiety or stage fright
- Feeling creatively blocked
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success
- Emotional regulation
- Excessive self-criticism
- Time management
Creative artists have unique capacities and imagination. As a therapist and practicing artist, I have first-hand knowledge of how hard it can be to integrate your vision with the complications of work and relationships. I can help you bring balance to your life–and encourage you to more fully realize your artistic potential.