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About Me.

As a young child, my father was in the military and we moved every three years- stationed throughout the United States and Europe.  Living abroad shaped my personality, values, and perspectives. I am friendly, outgoing, creative, and inquisitive. I love to travel and enjoy diverse cultural experiences -food, music, archetecture, art, and learning about others. My personal journey includes losses, too - several miscarriage losses and divorce.  But creating and nurturing a healthy family and happy life is my greatest calling! My children and I love to sing, dance, hike, and explore regional cities together. 

I have 20 years experience in behavioral and mental health services and work with a wide range of concerns:  trauma, grief,  anxiety & depression, miscarriage/perinatal losses & postpartum concerns, life transitions, family changes, dementia and bereavement.  In counseling and consulting, I value collaboration. I enjoy working alongside clients, educators, interdisciplinary mental health teams and agency administrators to help my clients achieve their goals. 


I also love teaching others! In the last seven years, I have taught in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, I also provide psychoeducation to clients to help them grow in the knowledge of their own health and wellness.

Paint Brushes


Master of Science, Art Therapy
Emporia State University


During graduate school, I had the privilege to intern at S.O.S, a shelter for women and their children who had escaped the traumas of domestic violence. I also delivered art therapy services in a special education classroom and at Easter Seals of Chesterton, Maryland where I provided clinical art therapy services to youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disorders. I completed research on grief and loss associated with pregnancy loss and best practices for internship experiences.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 
Fine Arts & Art History

Indiana University


I independently secured two professional internships. I had the honor to provide art therapy to women experiencing homelessness and crisis pregnancies in Bloomington, Indiana. I also interned with the Institute for Creative Arts Therapies in Evanston, Illinois where I learned from drama, dance, art, and music therapists. I engaged in arts based research on multicultural sensitivity in helping relationships.


  • LMHC

  • LPC

  • ATR-BC

LMHC #39001955A, Unrestricted Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Indiana. Issue date: 2-29-2008 

LPC #65635, Unrestricted Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas 

Issue Date: 6-26-2009 

ATR #05-204, Registered Art Therapist, Art Therapy Credentials Board, National

Issue Date: 11-7-2005

ATR-BC #05-204, Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Credentials Board

Issue Date: 12-15-2020

Professional Affiliations

  • AATA

  • IndiATA

  • APA

Community and a sense of belonging are so important for overall wellness for all of us! As a professional counselor and art therapist, involvement in professional organizations helps to support my career and professional identity. It also provides opportunities for ongoing growth and development; at conferences and through professional papers and panels, I have the opportunity to learn from other professionals and to share my knowledge with them. 

Pink Sand

" It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self."

~ d.w. winnicott.

Presentations & Publications

I present at local, state, and national levels on a variety of education, clinical, and advocacy related issues. I enjoy collaborative consultations, clinical trainings and individual coaching and supervision. 

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Narrative Art Therapy: Deconstructing personal narratives. [Workshop]. 2022 American Art Therapy Association National Conference. Minneapolis, WI.

Bloom Where You’re Planted” Progressive Relaxation and Art Therapy. [Workshop]. Indiana University Kokomo. January 10, 2022. 


Embracing Personal Strengths and Community Connections through Mural Making. [Workshop]. Indiana University Kokomo. January 10, 2022.


Art Therapy with Individuals with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: Building Integrity, Esteem, and Belonging. IU Kokomo, 2019.


Art Therapy with Adjudicated Youth and Group Supervision: Observations of a Parallel Proces. IU Kokomo, 2017.


  • Greene, B. (2008). Review of the book, "Grief unseen: Healing pregnancy loss through the arts." Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 25(1) 44-45.

  • George, I., Greene, B., & Key, M. (2005). Three Voices on Multiculturalism in the Art Therapy Classroom. Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 22(3), 132-138.


The Art of Alzheimer’s Disease: Art Therapy Gives Rise to Social Belonging and Self Esteem, IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo, Indiana, 2019

IU Kokomo Newsroom. "Students take art therapy journey with Alzheimer’s patients." Web, 18 Jan. 2019.

 Cawthon, Haley. "'The Art of Alzheimer's Disease': New exhibit highlights therapy group, IUK service learning." Kokomo Tribune, 17 Jan. 2019. Web, 17 Jan. 2019.

"Rise Above: Art Therapy Gives Rise to Addiction Recovery," IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo, Indiana, 2017

Cass County Online. "Exhibition showcases work created in art therapy internship program." Web, 26 June 2017.

 Pemberton, Caele. "IUK students work with Logansport Juvenile Correctional students in art therapy program." Kokomo Tribune, 23 June 2017. Web, 23 June 2017.

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