Grief takes a toll on our mental and emotional health.
The word "grief" is often misunderstood to mean feelings and emotions only related to a death. While coping with the loss of a loved one is certainly a form of grief, it is not the only one. Other forms of grief include anticipatory grief, perinatal loss, relationship struggles, divorce and blended families, life changes and adjustments such as moving, downsizing, going off to college, changing jobs, job loss, and dealing with an "empty nest."
Hi, I'm Jennifer Lachance-Poirrier, a Professional Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist.
I specialize in grief counseling, women's issues, parenting struggles and anxiety. I see children of all ages and adults. When appropriate I offer art as a way to work through difficult emotions.
What Is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is the process of incorporating common talk therapy practices with different artistic modalities in a therapeutic space. We do not always have the words
for how we feel, so in art therapy we let the art act as our voice.
The creative process allows for additional pathways to open, promoting insight and growth. Art therapy can be used with a variety of populations, not just children! One does not need to have any artistic abilities to be good at art therapy.