Art Therapy and Community Conversations on Recovery WRIR 97.3


So very excited to be part of a team interviewed by Carol Olson for the show Community Conversations on Recovery airing on WRIR 97.3 tomorrow, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Discussions involve the topic of art therapy, its benefits with individuals and groups, its benefits to individuals suffering with trauma (PTSD, combat trauma, sexual… Read More

Caring for the Self


It was a privileged to be asked to guest speak in Dr. Mahri Irvine’s Anthropology class at American University. The topic focused on, was vicarious trauma, art therapy, and self-care. Below┬áis a great resource to examine the differences between ‘burnout’ ‘compassion fatigue’ and ‘vicarious trauma’ If you are in a helping profession, in journalism or… Read More

RVA Therapeutic Arts Meet-UP Group


This is a group for people interested in using the arts as a way for self-expression, community-building, and happiness. This group was started to bring together those in the Richmond area interested in increasing personal and community wellbeing through the creative arts. Members can enjoy expressive arts workshops and community arts projects. We look forward… Read More