Anita Alex, LGPAT
Sometimes we have many thoughts and emotions that are too big to sort through, making it difficult to know what we are feeling sometimes or even how to manage these feelings. The therapy space is a safe space where all these thoughts, feelings, and emotions can be explored in many different ways.
I take a person-centered approach in which my goal as a therapist is to provide an open, calm, and unbiased environment while I guide my clients in their own journey in understanding themselves and their relationship with others.
I specialize in art therapy in which art mediums are used as tools to explore thoughts and feelings. Art mediums that are typically used in a session include acrylic paints, color pencils, markers, clay, watercolors, glitter, jewelry beads, and much more. As an art therapist, I provide my clients with a chance to be creative but also allow them to express themselves in a nonverbal manner. Sometimes when we create art, there can be this pressure to make it look good. In art therapy, there is no right or wrong way to do things. The focus is not on the product itself but of the whole process.
I work mainly with children and teens. I come from a large family, so I was able to witness my little siblings and cousins grow up and navigate the world in their own way. Children are our future, and it is my wish to be able to help them in any challenges they may face while navigating their world.
Clinical Degree: Licensed Graduate Professional Art Therapist (LGPAT) and Masters in Art Therapy