Who am I
As an artist, art therapist and art educator, I provide creative experiences that promote insight, wellness and growth. Originally from the Midwestern United States, I have lived nearly half my adult life teaching and learning abroad, primarily in Asia and Europe. This international expatriate experience has given me the ability to know and understand the joys and difficulties in transitioning into new and different environments. My extensive background in teaching and learning in diverse cultural contexts, over several decades, makes me uniquely situated to adapt methods, theories and techniques to meet individual client needs. Drawing upon the creative arts, I work with clients to develop skills for addressing the psychological, developmental, environmental, emotional and social stressors that affect health and well-being. By engaging in a process of creation followed by critical reflection, my clients can experience the revelatory power of art in a safe and gentle environment.
With a BA in Visual Arts, an MA in education and an MSAT in counseling/art therapy and memberships in the American Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy Alliance, International Expressive Arts Association and the Hawaiian Island Group Therapy Society, I currently run an art and art therapy studio in Kailua, Hawaii.
Catherine Ventura; Art Therapist