As an Art Therapist, Ruann offers various creative mediums and sensory experiences to facilitate a space where clients can regulate, express, and release difficult emotions. Her approach is both person-centered and psychodynamic, meaning she works with clients to understand how their past connects to their present experiences. Afterward, clients use art and to work through those experiences creatively so they can reclaim their power, find confidence, and live joyfully.
Ruann approaches therapy through an intersectional framework and considers all parts of the individual—including mental, emotional, spiritual, and social. Her treatment validates personal experiences and intersections of identity, which are integral to the process of creative expression.
Ruann's primary focus is developing a strong relationship with each client and understanding their needs. By offering a safe environment for creative expression, clients gain further insight and understanding of themselves.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 3 years
Resilience Lab, Art Therapist, 2020 - 2020
School of Visual Arts , MPS Art Therapy, 2020