As Violet Hive Art Therapy and Healing Moves Forward we thought
it might be important to take a look back at how we got here!
From a very young age, I have had a passion for art making as a way to learn and explore my world. After working as a graphic designer for several years, I discovered I could embrace my expression and creativity in the service of others in a different way. I entered graduate school to train to offer art as a powerful modality for healing. Upon completing my Masters from Naropa University in Transpersonal Psychology and Art Therapy, my dream of using art to heal was realized in a new way and continued through the creation of the nonprofit organization, Violet Hive Art Therapy and Healing. I sold my house, rallied the troops and jumped in with both feet.
As a child of adoption and a teen that struggled to find my place in the academic world, it was important to be someone that could provide opportunities for individuals to experience healing and return to their authentic path. I have personally experienced the profound healing that art and art therapy can provide. My passion for children and teens, as well as, my clinical experience have prepared me to offer comprehensive support to clients from various backgrounds and ages with a wide variety of needs. My goal was to create an organization that promoted community and hope while giving clients choice, no matter their circumstances, while also allowing myself and others to show up as our authentic selves. As this fulfilled another goal to offer new therapists a path to begin practicing with clients honoring their approach and unique and personal calling. While we are able to follow our paths we also help others to return to theirs.
At Violet Hive Art Therapy and Healing, we guide and support individuals and families in their journey through the healing process. It is the hope that clients will learn to recognize their strengths, identify challenges and overcome adversity. With the support of the Violet Hive Art Therapy and Healing team, individuals will also learn how to identify and communicate their feelings and emotions more authentically, which in turn can influence the course of their lives.
I am so grateful and overwhelmed to look back at the last year and see how this dream I cultivated in 2015 has been realized at our home at 3107 E. Colfax Avenue. This also has been a year of new beginnings for our relationship with our 6 renting therapists and our journey with Denver Public Schools to provide art and therapeutic programming.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS BEEN A PART OF MAKING OUR SPACE,
HOME AND THE WORK WE DO POSSIBLE!