Hi, I'm Beth
I have been a Registered Art Therapist since 1999. The credentials to be an Art Therapist are as rigorous as to be a Licensed Counselor (which I am also). I received my Master’s in Counseling from Virginia Tech in 1977 and my Expressive Therapies Post Master’s from the University of Louisville in 1994. I did my practicum and supervision while a therapist at Transitions of Seven Counties Services in Louisville. I then passed a national exam.
An Art Therapist must also have significant art training and I received my BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974. As you can see, I have been an artist and a therapist for a long time.
I decided to become an art therapist because I found talk therapy to be not enough for meaningful change for many. We tend to experience events (especially trauma) in images, not words. Using art techniques accesses the right brain, where we store images and create innovative solutions to problems. Utilizing both parts of the brain - through balanced therapeutic experiences- creates more profound change in a shorter time.
For me change is about the process- as we are always on a journey, growing along the way. Art therapy is also all about the process. As one creates, new neural pathways are sprouting and, if one participates in the process, change cannot help but occur.
My studio has a plethora of materials and unlimited possibilities for creative transformation.
I accept only a small number of Art Therapy Clients at a time to work with me in my amazing space. Schedule a free consultation to see if we're a fit and if I have openings.