Credentialed Professional member, American Art Therapy Association
Secretary, Board of Directors, national Art Therapy Credentials Board
Faculty, Emporia State University Department of Counselor Education Graduate Art Therapy Program
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor
I am a native Kansan who has drawn and painted since childhood. I studied art and psychology for my bachelor's degree, returned to school for a certificate in substance abuse counseling, and earned a master of science in art therapy. I have worked as a substance abuse counselor, program director, and art therapist for over twenty-five years and have been on the faculty of the graduate art therapy program at Emporia State University since 2002. In addition, I teach an undergraduate introductory course on art therapy at Washburn University.
In 2009 I was appointed to the Board of Directors of the national Art Therapy Credentials Board after having served on its Certification Committee for five years. In 2010, I was elected by fellow credential-holders nationwide to another term as a director. I am currently serving my third term as a Director and third year as Secretary of the board.
I opened Art & Insight, my creativity studio and private practice in art therapy, in October 2005. I have been involved with the process of SoulCollage® since 2003 and became a trained facilitator in 2010. In April 2011, I moved from my original location at 4824 Quail Crest Place to my light-filled current location. In June 2011 Kansas began licensing addiction counselors and I received my Clinical Addiction Counselor license.
"Place of Stories"
The mission of Art and Insight is to facilitate healing and self-discovery through a positive experience of creativity in a caring and supportive environment.