Jennifer Quigley MA -Expressive Arts Therapist
Feeling misunderstood and judged by others can make us all feel isolated and alone in our own thoughts, fears, and even in our aspirations and dreams. My goal is to support and assist you in overcoming obstacles that may be hindering you from living the life you’ve always wanted.
My ideal clients are individuals seeking to heighten their level of self-awareness, personal growth, development and overall level of stability and contentment in their daily lives. I work with ages 14 and older who are facing depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, career challenges or who are simply looking to grow creatively. Through Expressive Arts Therapy, my clients gain the ability to use creative solutions to obtain a greater sense of self, achieve professional and personal goals, and lead a more balanced, harmonious life with themselves and others.
Expressive Arts Therapy is a unique means of incorporating various artistic modalities that are customized to the client's needs. You can expect a traditional talk therapy session in the first session to gain insight of who you are and what you hope to achieve from our sessions together followed by incorporation of artistic mediums such as writing therapy, art therapy, music therapy and/or movement therapy blended into traditional, talk therapy.
Prior to earning my Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy and Clinical Counseling at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where this therapeutic approach was founded, I was a professional, fine artist for over 15 years and continue to pursue my artistic passions. I have shown in galleries nationwide and been in publications from Rolling Stone magazine to the cover of our local Lancaster favorite magazine, FIG for the arts and culture issue.
I have great understanding, passion and enthusiasm for all seeking therapy as a means of personal growth. I look forward to helping you overcome life’s challenges in a safe, secure, confidential environment where together we can work towards positive, lasting change and hopefully have some fun doing it.
When I am not helping others, creating art or writing, I enjoy swimming, attending concerts, the theatre, reading a good book, and spending time with friends and family in my fairly new hometown of Lancaster, PA. I have resided in Lancaster for a little over three years. Prior to moving here, I lived in Boston, Detroit, and Nashville. I spent my childhood in central Pennsylvania and did my Bachelor of Arts work at Penn State University in State College.