Art Therapy

and Transpersonal Counseling


-Transpersonal Counseling and Art Therapy:

 Transpersonal counseling includes the universal, self-transcending or spiritual aspects of the human experience. Transpersonal experiences may be defined as experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life and psyche. Often this holistic perspective helps the individual understand their experience within the context of their greater community, normalizing one’s struggles as it is a reflection of the whole. This inter-connectedness serves as a web of support, a reminder in therapy of one’s strengths or gifts that could be nurtured and uniquely contributed as a way of finding meaning or purpose in life. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology suggests that transpersonal psychology "is concerned with the study of humanity's highest potential, and with the recognition, understanding, and realization of unitive, spiritual, and transcendent states of consciousness".

 Art Therapy naturally plays a supportive role in this process of discovery and is flexible, ranging in appearance greatly from one individual to the next. This diversity of experience is the result of a custom designed journey that is facilitated by Mary but guided ultimately by the client-artist and the art itself. No prior art experience is necessary to learn to explore, play and be curious about what different art materials have to offer. These include but are not limited to: oil and chalk pastels, painting, watercolor, collage, mixed media, and nature/found objects. These colors, shapes, textures and forms, as well as the creative process itself, hold one’s experience as the internal is expressed externally often creating a new sense of knowing as your artwork reflects you.

Additionally, talk therapy is always an option as  the client chooses how to best spend their time each session.

-Aroma-Art Therapy:

 Explore scent along with other art mediums...sessions follow your needs and change from person to person or session to session. We build a custom aroma-art therapy spray that can be carried with you and used for support as needed. This along with the added strength of creating a visual sketch or mandala drawing which can help one imagine a goal or strength to embrace through color, scent & form. Then integrate your experience further by a free association type of spontaneous witness writing, and finish by naming your custom aroma-art spray/image/poetry. This unique blend of modalities offers multi-dimensional attention and care, helping you to feel more fully supported in your life experiences and often requires additional time to be added to your session.

(1oz. custom water-based spray- $37 in addition to hourly rate)

-Aroma-Art Consultations:

Focus on scent and how it feels to you, developing an understanding together of what works for your purpose. We then sculpt a custom aroma-art therapy spray to support you on your journey.

(1oz. custom water-based spray- $37 in addition to hourly rate)