Catherine and the team at Art Affects, LLC provide individual and group psychotherapy, art therapy, and experiential therapy as well as expressive arts experiences, workshops, and trainings.
I am an Art Therapist and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI) in private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida.
I believe that everyone can benefit from the healing and enlightening capacity of creative expression. We each have within us the power to heal old wounds, change maladaptive patterns of behavior, and create new meaning and life-affirming ways of engaging in our day-to-day lives.
With these goals in mind, I meet my clients where they are, collaborating through artistic expression, experiential therapy, education in brain-behavior connections, and psychotherapy.
I welcome clients from all ages, sexual, gender, cultural, and spiritual orientations.
I have worked in the human service field for over 12 years. I began using art as a tool for wellbeing professionally in 2010 while working at a domestic violence shelter in my home state of Virginia where I receive training as A Window Between Worlds workshop facilitator, using art for women and children survivors of trauma. It was through this program that I realized my dream of combining my two passions, art and psychology through the field of Art Therapy. I earned my master's in Clinical Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Saint Mary of the Woods College.