"I am not what happens to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung
Trisha Lundin, LPC
Over the years, I have worked in a variety of setting, integrating art therapy programing, including: end of life care, the hospital setting, community programing, school-based support and private practice. I earned my undergraduate degree in art therapy from Edgewood Collage in Madison, WI and then followed with a graduate degree in counseling, psychotherapy and art therapy from The Adler Graduate School in Minneapolis, MN.
Supporting people in grief has been the foundation of my experience thus far and continues to be a guiding force in my philosophy and connection with others. No matter how we suffer in life, grief can offer us a small window to crawl through, to redefine and center our beliefs and values, and share support for one another. I also practice trauma informed care and attachment based learning. I seek to build a collaborative relationship with my participants and devote my attention to being an advocate on their journey.
No matter where you are on your journey, I welcome the opportunity to meet you and be a supportive connection. I believe everyone has the capacity to grow through creativity and expression and I have enjoyed being a companion for many on this path. You are so worth caring for.
What is Art Therapy?
It is very common that people ask this question- "what is art therapy?" The simplest answer I often share is that art is like another language (our original human language) that allows our whole being to speak.
In art therapy we listen to this language, find meaning in it, and allow for change and growth to unfold.
Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change. - The American Art Therapy Association