Hello! My name is Bethanne. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and art therapist. Art-making is a means to explore creative problem-solving and dive deeper. As a teaching artist and art therapist, I believe in creative expression as a means of self-discovery and a therapeutic healing process. I bring together my strengths and skillset to best support those in need offering both art therapy and talk therapy, to help clients manage anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. Many clients that I have had the privilege of working with are artists and creatives or those in the healthcare and helping professions. My clinical experiences have been in various treatment settings, including residential treatment, outpatient community mental health care, and college counseling centers. I am a native Brooklyn, New Yorker, and have resided in Philadelphia, PA since 2015. I am a visual artist who works in mixed media, painting, drawing, and capturing analog or digital photos and videos. I enjoy walking amidst nature and animals, swimming, cycling, gardening, and spending time with loved ones.
We all need space to prioritize our thoughts and feelings, to say what we need to say aloud, to someone who will not judge us for how we think and feel. Oftentimes, we cannot expect the people in our lives to be impartial or unbiased. Sometimes the people in our lives are far too involved in why we need this space, and they might not realize why we are anxious, depressed, or have traumatic experiences to process. The therapeutic relationship is all about what you want and need, prioritizing direct communication, trust, and openness. My goal is to promote safety and recovery in this collaborative relationship, aiming to explore effective coping strategies to manage adverse experiences and difficult symptoms while providing a space to be heard. Through listening and asking thoughtful questions, we will begin to recognize patterns and make connections, making efforts towards meaningful and empowering change.
Please reach out with any questions you may have and contact me directly. You may request an appointment online or via phone. I am very much looking forward to meeting you.
Bethanne encourages people considering therapy to reach out to discuss fees if there are any questions about this range. More information about fees can be found here.