Time to Slow Down — how do you know?


Time.  So much to do in a day.  Schedules to keep, work to complete, children to take care of, relationships to foster, time for self.  Wait, time for self?  There seems to not be enough time to fit that in.  So if there isn’t enough time to do what you need to do, why slow… Read More

Art Therapy and the Adult Coloring Book craze — What’s the difference?


One can find Adult Coloring Books at major bookstores, art and craft stores and general retail stores.  What, then, is the difference between art therapy and adult coloring books?  The American Art Therapy Association discusses this topic at http://3blmedia.com/News/Adult-Coloring-Book-Phenomenon

Romance, Relationships and Technology


How is your relationship?  Would you define it as romantic?  Do you integrate technology to communicate and, perhaps, romance each other?  When you think about romance and your relationship, would you say that technology enhances or hinders it? Aalai speaks about the impact of technology on romance at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-first-impression/201508/is-technology-ruining-romance

Common Fears and their impact on relationships


When thinking about an ideal relationship, what words come to mind?  Perhaps, love, exciting, honesty, communication, trust, strength building, working together, team work and individuality are among some of them. On the other hand, what if the first words that came to mind were Abandonment, rejection, humiliation — three words that generally do not make… Read More

Children and therapy — where do you start? What are my options?


Your child is suffering and you want to help.  You think that counseling can can help but where do you start?  Salazar provides several options, including art therapy, play therapy and sand tray therapy at http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/so-you-think-your-child-needs-therapy-now-what-0820155

Motivation — losing it, getting it back and the 10 second shift


We all fall short at times when it comes to motivating ourselves toward our goals.  We lose that momentum, begin to procrastinate, believe that it was not worth it or that we do not deserve it anyway.  What can you do to get yourself back on track and move forward?  Gilbertson talks about the 10… Read More

Intimacy Issues? You are not alone


Intimacy issues?  You are not alone says Peg Streep.  In it she discusses how we learned about relationships, forms of attachment, types of relationships and even includes a short relationship quiz for self reflection.  Check it out at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tech-support/201508/do-you-have-trouble-intimacy-if-so-youre-not-alone

Childhood Grief and Loss fundraising campaign – Wendt Center for Loss and Healing


Many of you know that I volunteer at the Wendt Center’s grief camp for children and teens as an art therapist and have done so for the past five years.  This year’s camp is no different.  Camp Forget-Me-Not / Camp Erin DC is right around the corner, June 26 through June 28, 2015, and I… Read More

The Expressive Arts in Richmond


Originally posted on Recovery Is….:
Today Carol interviews expressive and alternative therapists from around Richmond. Meet Julia Cuccaro, a dance movement therapist; Andrea Shipley, who practices mindfulness and coaching; and Todd Stonnell, Melanie Gardner and Becky Jacobson, who are all art therapists. You can listen to the show here Resources: WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent…