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If you have a creative practice of any sort, you have likely experienced blocks and fallow periods where the work comes slowly, painfully, or not at all. Or perhaps you consider yourself “not the creative type,” but secretly wish you were.

Working on creative recovery and other issues in parallel can often unlock useful ways of approaching both: your creative processes informing your emotional processes, and vice versa. I do not do art therapy, but rather explore with you how blocks show up in your creative work and in your life — and what they might be trying to tell you.

Regardless of your chosen medium and current level of expertise, we can collaborate to develop meaningful strategies to help you get back on track, start down a new creative path, or expand your existing practice into something deeper and more fulfilling. I have worked in this capacity with visual artists, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, content creators, and “not the creative type” folks alike.

Illustration commissioned by a local non-profit. Color design: Cobb & Kurushima

My clinical approach to creative recovery and unblocking is informed by my counselor training and experience as a visual artist. For what it’s worth, I published an honors thesis on conceptual art as an undergraduate, hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts, co-founded an interdisciplinary artist collective, worked at a major museum in Manhattan, and served as an arts programming director. I have also experienced a decade-long creative block and, with lots of help, found my way out the other side. I maintain a daily drawing practice, occasionally write short fiction, and am currently at work on a novel.

I am happy to integrate creative unblocking into our regular therapy sessions or to take a shorter-term, solution-focused approach. The same rates apply. Please email me to schedule an initial consultation so we can discuss your needs and see if we are a good fit: [email protected]