Emily brings a thoughtful, grounded, open-minded, and creative approach to her work with you. She believes that counseling and therapy is a collaborative process, and operates as a guide to help you reach your goals.
Emily uses the creative process and art-making as a tool to explore issues that are arising in your or your child or teen’s life, bringing awareness, meaning, and deeper connection with the self. She believes you don’t need to be an artist or be “good at art” to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences with art materials to support and inform your process of personal growth.
“Today art therapy is widely practiced in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities, wellness centers… research supports the use of art therapy within a professional relationship for the therapeutic benefits gained through artistic self- expression and reflection for individuals who experience illness, trauma, and mental health problems and those seeking personal growth.”
— American Art Therapy Association
Learn more about art therapy and why it works here.
Emily works with individuals of all backgrounds, and has experience with children, youth, young adults, including GLBTQIA and gender-fluid populations. She believes that working together, offering and receiving mentorship, and being involved in our community can make our lives better, bring empowerment, and a sense of well-being and personal gratification.
Emily has spent more than 15 years working in the art, film, advertising, and non-profit sectors, including the Walker Art Center and Artspace Projects — a national organization that provides affordable housing to artists and their families. Emily has been a self-described artist since she was a kid and has worked as a professional photographer for a decade.
Emily is pursuing a graduate MA degree in Adlerian Psychology and Clinical Counseling and Art Therapy at the AATA approved Adler Graduate School in Minnesota.
Emily joined Invigorate Life Counseling in late 2015 and is currently an Intern in Art Therapy Counseling.
Education, Trainings and Affiliations:
- Pursuing MA in Psychology and Clinical Counseling, Adler Graduate School, AATA approved
- BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
- American Art Therapy Association Member
- Minnesota Art Therapy Association Member
- MCAPS Mentor