Hi, I am Noelle! I use They/Them pronouns.
I am a white, neuroatypical, gender-fluid queer, living & working on Dakota & Anishinaabe land, also known as Minneapolis, MN. I am a human being who also needs support & care regarding my own mental health. I am in therapy!
I am pro-feeling feelings & trusting our guts. I believe in love, self-compassion, art as healing, community care as self care, honesty, authenticity & process OVER product.
I am passionate about letting creativity be a guiding force in my personal & professional life. The ability of art to help aid us through difficult times, as well as illuminate & expand upon the joy we experience, is an honor to witness.
I trust in balance - there is always a both/and - both light & dark, both growth & rest, both hurt & healing. Making room for how capable we are of holding BOTH is key. Slow is fast.
Education, Credentials & Background:
Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy - University of Wisconsin - Superior - 2007
Masters of Arts in Art Therapy & Counseling - Southwestern College - 2016
Registered Art Therapist (Provisional), ATR-P - 3/2023
I worked in social services for several years, throughout undergrad & grad school, working with adults with disabilities in day programs, as a personal care provider & in a crisis residence serving adults with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness.
I worked in private practice for Art Therapy of MN, from January 2019 until end of year, 2022, providing individual art therapy to adults. After a lot of learning, growing, support & encouragement, I started my own private practice as of January 1st, 2023.