Thorough assessment and history-taking are vital components of a solid and comprehensive treatment plan. Working in a safe therapeutic alliance will often stimulate client insight and connections about how events from the past are influencing current behaviors and symptoms. It may take some time for clients to disclose a history of trauma. Often times, clients…

Art therapy and Trauma informed art therapy Art therapy is a combination of psychological approaches and art to address psychological, psycho-social, emotional, and behavioral issues. The goal of art therapy sessions is often to improve the individual’s overall well-being and reduce the negative symptoms of disorders. According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy…

More and more people seem to be burdened with some sort of mental illness or condition.  The medical industry, where much of the psychotherapy is conducted, seems hooked on palliative ‘solutions’ such as medication and curtailed programs of manualized ‘sausage-machine’-style psychotherapy which assume that every patient is the average patient.  There’s no time to actually…