About Renee

Masters in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Registered Art Therapist (ATR)
Telehealth for adults in Illinois provided

For private counseling and individual art therapy sessions contact Renee at nordstromrk@gmail.com or text/phone 708.365.8408.

 

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) I promote talk therapy and creative expression as methods for healing, empowerment and life enhancement. My focus is to be a conduit for compassion, grace, and healing. In therapy sessions, clients use talk therapy and/or art materials and techniques to explore emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects in order to access their innate wisdom and healing potential. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients there is an invitation to enter a path into curiosity, discovery, and enrichment which presents openings for change and growth. I work with clients so that they might find their voice and therefore become empowered to live their life authentically.

 

No Art Skills Necessary!

There is not a “right” or “wrong” way to engage in art-making with art therapy. Through art therapy, the process of making a simple line, pattern, symbol, or a complex construction brings each person closer to finding their voice, their mark, or to express their story in a very personal way. 

 

Art Therapy Uses Non-Verbal Therapeutic Expression

In a world that is accustomed to using verbal skills and intellectual investigations, art therapy provides additional pathways to access important personal information from a right-brained perspective. As an Art Therapist, I present opportunities for individuals to use non-verbal, physical means of gently uncovering, making visible, each person’s wisdom for problem-solving. Additionally, art therapy promotes the integration of memory and creating meaning from experiences for expanded awareness and enrichment. Art therapy offers a safe and non-judgmental strategy for containing emotions and experiences while presenting openings for change and growth.

 

Renee's Experience

My experience includes private practice, facilitating counseling and art therapy sessions for groups and individuals at a Residential Treatment Center for adolescent and adult females in the Chicagoland area and as an adjunct faculty member with Adler University, Chicago.

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