HI, I'M HOPE
I'm an Art Therapist by day and Artist by night in the City of Brotherly Love. The art you see on this page is part of my self-care ritual of creating a piece of art almost every day. I began to have so much around my house and sought a sense of community, so I began to share it on Instagram. I have been so humbled to find that my art resonates with others. I create each piece with an intention towards connection with myself, others, and the love and light that I believe is within us all.
What is Art Therapy?
I get asked quite frequently, "what is art therapy?" Art Therapy is a mental health profession that requires the practitioner to have a master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. It is beyond doing art by oneself and art for the sake of enjoyment. True Art Therapy is an intentional use of the art-making process within a therapeutic relationship between a client and a trained professional. Every material, task, and point of discussion is aimed towards the growth, healing, and development of the client. So while I find creating my own art is inherently healing and expressive for myself, I never hashtag my art as #arttherapy, because Art Therapy is my profession and career.