Shauna holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado as well as a registered art therapist. Shauna has provided counseling and art therapy to children, adolescents, and families from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has offered art therapy and counseling to clients in hospital, home based, camp, and school based settings. She currently serves as the President on the Board of Directors for the Art Therapy Association of Colorado.
Shauna values the art process as an active approach to healing; she is holistic, strength based, and person centered. During art therapy sessions the client is encouraged to directly participate in the act of creating in order to access and express their innate wisdom and unique healing abilities. Art therapy methods are also used to offer a vehicle for the safe expression of emotions, empowerment, as well as to promote meaningful expression during times of loss and adjustment.
Shauna creates her own art for relaxation, self- awareness, and personal growth. She enjoys oil painting, mixed media, and clay work.