As an art therapist and guide, I help people struggling with emotional and physical health challenges, creative blocks, life transitions and sometimes associated trauma, depression and anxiety. Time and again people remind me of why I believe in and love this work. Joy, pain, memory, healing, emotion and spirituality emerge through art. Voice, identity, desire, passion, and grief come when people least expect it. Empowerment, connection, and relaxation are other gifts I see daily. For those who call themselves artists and those who do not, all were once a creator as a child, and many adults and adolescents have shut this part of themselves away. In doing so, they also close off the powerful and healing part of themselves called creativity. I hope to help people live more fully through connection to their creativity.