Michelle “Shelly” Kepford
Expressive Arts Clinical Specialist, LSW
When people experience traumatic life events, it is quite normal for life to unravel. My greatest calling is using the arts to help others heal. I use the integrative arts as tools in treatment which include art, music/sound, dance, movement, enactment/improvisation, storytelling/narrative, play, and imagination. These art-based interventions act as key strategies when addressing traumatic stress. I assist my clients, who include children, adults, and families, to find healthy self-perceptions and strengthen their relationships so they can appreciate themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.