Therapy for Artists and Creatives
Artists, performers, and creatives face unique challenges in the increasingly fast-paced and disconnected world that we live in. As people who are often highly intelligent and sensitive by nature, they can become overwhelmed or may feel alienated in a culture that seems to value style over substance, or a quick-fix instead of a deep-dive into the nuances of the human condition.
Some common struggles that artists face are:
- Anxiety and depression
- Creative blocks
- Creating work/life balance
- Feeling "stuck" in the body
- Developing appropriate personal and professional boundaries
- Frustration with creating art in a corporate world
- Self doubt and "Imposter Syndrome"
- Body dysmorphia
- Fear of aging
- Using others’ success to measure your own.
- Crafting and executing one's career vision
- Time mismanagement
- Workplace harassment and abuse
- Financial struggles
While the stereotype of the tortured artist runs strong in our culture, your life does not have to be that way. Together we can work to help you find strength, balance, and support as you navigate your creative path. I aim to work with my artistic clients in a holistic manner that addresses body, mind, and spirit. I have drawn from a variety of tools when working with my artistic clients, including talk therapy, breath work, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, body awareness, and career counseling. I encourage open dialogue and collaboration with my clients -- while I can serve as a guide or a light in the dark to help you find your way, I ultimately believe that you are the expert on you.
Therapy may help you:
- Reframe old narratives and habit patterns that no longer serve you
- Learn tools for stress and anxiety management
- Balance and strengthen your nervous system
- Develop greater self confidence and self esteem
- Assert yourself and set stronger boundaries
- Develop a self-care plan
- Develop and refine your artistic vision
- Increase self awareness
- Balance your personal and professional time
- Set specific, measurable, and focused goals
- Release frustration, anger, and other "stuck" emotions
As someone who has previously worked as an artist and performer, I have both insight and empathy for the unique issues that artists face. I have enjoyed helping writers, visual artists, actors, musicians, photographers, and other creative individuals tackle the issues that are unique to their personal lives and careers.
"When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace." - Author Unknown