In Fairbanks, Alaska I worked as an art psychotherapist for the Tanana Chiefs Conference Counseling Center. My clients were Alaskan Native children, adolescents and their families. My international work in Sweden includes leading art therapy groups for refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan sponsored by Svenska Kyrkan (the National Church of Sweden). I currently lead a weekly art therapy group for the Hela Människan (The Whole Human) organization to promote health and well-being in addiction recovery.
Over the past 30 years I've facilitated scores of Healing Through Creativity Art Therapy Training Workshops in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, Germany and Bulgaria for the professional development of mental health clinicians, school counselors and educators. Contact me for a detailed list. Credentials As a registered board certified art therapist (ATR-BC) with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board, an authorized art therapist in Sweden, a credentialed international member of the American Art Therapy Association and the European Federation of Art Therapists I've met the highest standards of practice in the art therapy profession in the U.S. and Sweden.
I've been a professional visual artist since 1979 with numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. My art centers on deeply symbolic imagery exploring spirituality, theology and philosophy. Visit my gallery on this website. Education: Master of Arts in Art - Art Therapy, University of Wisconsin, Superior, Wisconsin. Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Columbia University, New York City. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and degree requirements in Philosophy, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. Art History Studies in England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Saturday art classes in Sculpture and Drawing, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Meet Rollo! Rollo is my Swedish Vallhund dog. In Sweden his breed is called Västgötaspets. He's from a rare and primitive breed originating from Viking times. Rollo can be a rascal! He's got a Viking spirit that may contribute to our sessions in unexpected and exciting ways!