I have facilitated group therapy on topics including self esteem, assertiveness, anger management, PTSD, mental health issues, substance abuse and nutrition mainly in rehab settings (dual diagnosis mental health/ substance abuse facilities). As an experienced group therapist, I have the confidence and leadership skills to both engage and encourage clients to open up to share meaningful aspects of themselves necessary for growth and recovery.
In my free time I have studied creative arts therapy mediums including poetry and drama therapy. I began utilizing elements of drama therapy in 2016 in group therapy in my treatment of clients with a history of substance abuse/ mental health and/or PTSD. The results were tremendous!! I have seen clients who have refused to participate in past groups come alive after being engaged in drama improv exercises. I completed a Therapeutic Theatre Intensive at the Center for Creative Arts Therapy in Downer’s Grove, Illinois in June 2018, which helped me gain knowledge into how the arts can be a very therapeutic medium for growth and healing.
Please ask me about any ongoing online groups for depression, anxiety or relationship issues. Group sessions typically run about 10 weeks with sessions weekly.