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I am an art therapist, clinical counselor, and life coach who helps people transform their pain and sorrow into joy,

hope and healing.

Are you tired of walking around anxious, depressed, disempowered?

Are you having a hard time loving yourself and engaging in healthy habits of self care?

Are there past events in your life that you’d like to move beyond?

Would you like to create healthier, more authentic relationships?

Consider working with me as your

confidante, therapist, and coach to

help you move past your suffering into

a fuller, healthier, more creative life.

My Process

Using a hybrid of therapy and coaching I work with clients to create powerful processes designed to develop awareness, promote healing, facilitate action, and create lasting change.  My work helps people get unstuck by accessing creativity and heart wisdom, releasing emotional blockages, creating steps for better self care, developing techniques
to manage anxiety and stress, and setting goals to obtain a healthier, happier existence.

The client is always empowered to set the focus of any given session, however, there is a natural timeline of the work that occurs when successful change happens.

The flow looks like this:

Defining the need

We determine what you desire to change and identify what is working and not working in your life.

Exploring the vision

We go through a process of determining what you want to create in your life in all areas including relationships, finances, career, personal development, social, recreational, spiritual, and physical.

Connecting with

strengths & resources

We examine what your past and current strengths and resources are to help alleviate suffering and build more security, meaning, and purpose.

Doing the transformational work

We determine where the struggles are in your life that may require skill development, emotional release work, increased awareness, learning to love yourself, developing compassion and empathy for self, assertive communication skills to increase intimacy, etc.

Observing & monitoring

the changes

We continuously check in on what's working, and not working and modify the process as necessary.

About Me

* Registered Art Therapist - Board Certified

* Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

* Licensed Professional Art Therapist

* Professional Certified Coach

* Heartmath Practitioner

* APSATS trained therapist

* CEU provider

Therapy

* Release emotional blocks

* Reduce depression and anxiety

* Connect with the deeper wisdom of your heart

* Alleviate stress and improve functioning

* Learn more effective, assertive

   ways of communicating

 

* Raise self esteem and confidence

 

Art Therapy

* Connect with creativity as a powerful

   resource for healing

 

 

* Access inner wisdom by connecting

   with personal imagery

 

 

* Engage imagination and a sense of

   play as tools for healing

 

 

* Explore and release feelings through

   creative processes

 

 

* Create awareness through nonverbal expression

 

* Engage childlike wonder of play and imagination

hearthmath

biofeedback training

* Increase hopefulness

* Increase connection with intuition

* Increase sense of well-being

* Decrease depression and anxiety

* Increase focus

* Increase more restful sleep

life coaching

* Develop and maintain a vision for your life

* Explore needs and values

* Set goals and action plans

* Cope with pressure and stress

* Transform negative beliefs that hinder success

* Analyze performance, success and obstacles

Speaking Engagements

* Creativity for Healing

* Engaging Heart Wisdom to live a more

   engaged authentic life

 

 

* Trauma as Initiation - how the resolution of

   trauma spurs spiritual growth

 

 

* The Holistic Healing of Trauma - Body, Mind,
   and Spirit

 

* From Addict to Authentic - shedding the false

   self to live more fully

 

 

* The Body Knows - engaging the language of

   the body for healing the soul

Training

Workshops & Intensives

* Custom created intensives for individuals and couples

* Accessing wisdom of body through image making

* Self care for the professional therapist

* Ethical considerations in working with sexual addiction

* Trauma as initiation - reframing trauma for soul growth

* Access heart wisdom for healing

Speak to me, persephone:

One woman’s memoir of trauma and transcendence

Using the archetypal journey of Persephone, the Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld,
I describe my own abduction into the Underworld and the lessons learned along the way.  Tapping into
this cycle of death and renewal we can gain insight into how to transform our deepest hurts and traumas to become wiser, deeper, more compassionate beings.

Soon to be released

About the Art

Since I was a little girl, I knew, in my deepest being that I was an artist, but the confidence to create went underground once I began seeking external approval over self expression.  The wellsprings of creativity surfaced again decades later when recovering from a severe emotional and psychological trauma.  I was delighted to find that my spontaneous doodles conveyed more truth and wisdom then what what my words could express.  Through layers of denial and self deception, vibrant images burst forth to grab my attention and give me relief.  I began to know that as long as I could create, I could get through anything that life delivered. My fascination with how art heals led me to become a licensed art therapist and now I help others express and document their journey with images.  I am continually riveted by how the expression of images speed up and deepen the therapeutic process.  The Featured Artwork shared on this site includes some of my own images as well as images created by others.

 

Featured Art

All Dressed up with NoWhere to Go

I created this from the energy I found swirling in my belly that wanted to speak.  I was frightened by a family member's cancer diagnosis and felt overwhelmed with grief.  Staying with the energy and letting it express itself helped me lighten up, play, and remember who I am beyond this recent stress.

Immersion in Luxury

Playing with paint and canvass is an utter treat to me.  Basking in the saturated colors and knowing that only I get to choose the next line, the next color, the next stroke is an enormously gratifying, self-sustaining luxury.  One day I will paint every day or at least whenever I want.

The Driver

I created this doodle when full of conflicting impulses - go here, go there, express, release, push, drive.  I had no peace inside when first sitting at the paper.  Lots of energy for movement, but no flow.  What a relief I felt when I got it all out on paper and out of my body.  I walked away relieved.  As long as I can create, I can cope.  My psyche always wants to talk to me, even when I don't make time to listen.  Doodling with colors and lines helps me listen.

Testimonials

"Carrie tunes in on such a fine and sensitive level that I begin to feel myself resonating with my own vibration - like a forgotten chord that I begin to remember.  As this door opens, I simultaneously feel relaxed and clearer about how to proceed in the immediate present."

 

~SB, therapist and artist

Boulder Colorado

 

"Carrie Ishee has been my life coach for more than a decade. She is my compass and my guide, gently reminding me when I fall into old, unproductive patterns.  Her insights have  pointed me in many exciting new directions I would never have explored without her. "

 

~JW, business owner

Juneau AK

 

"Carrie's heart is so huge and embracing, and the power of love so present in our work together that it is easy for me to access and implement wisdom and insights necessary for my ongoing personal transformation."

 

~JR, HR professional

Santa Fe, NM

 

"Carrie's ability to see beyond what is being spoken is uncanny.  It has been a joy to witness her clients benefit deeply from her mastery in the emotional, physical, and linguistic domains as they discover new options that were previously not obvious to them."

 

~MR, MCC

Santa Fe, NM

 

"Carrie is sensitive, intuitive, non judgmental, perceptive and supportive. She listens well with an empathetic ear, tunes into and remembers relevant details and then synthesizes them into a coherent ‘spot on’ analysis. Having an uncanny ability to ‘get it’,  she gives words to what is in my heart and soul. She is highly intelligent, emotionally as well as cognitively.  But most important, she is pragmatic and she is fair.  She actively coaches her clients to bridge the gap between analysis and action, guiding clients to develop realistic action plans. She monitors progress while supporting growth at a pace that has been just right for me. She cares and she is patient, and with that care and patience, I have been able to overcome obstacles that I had been struggling with for years and that felt insurmountable."

 

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

     ~ Anatole France

 

~  DLV, CT

 

Events

The New Earth Institute of Southwestern College presents the 27th Annual

 

Transformation and healing conference

 

Creativity, Consciousness and Connection in Challenging Times

 

August 22 - 26, 2018

 

Images From the Body Mind

Can a "doodle a day" keep the doctor away? That may be too bold a claim, however we know that releasing stress from the body, freeing stuck emotions, and engaging in creativity can increase health and vitality. In this workshop, participants will explore ways to connect with inner wisdom through intuitive image-making. Participants will be taken through a series of creative processes aimed at shifting from the analytical, linear, left brain mode of perception to that of the more holistic, imaginative, somatic right brain. Accessing such inner truth facilitates a more connected and centered state of being. Don't be surprised to hear messages from your psyche, which, according to Carl Jung,"speaks more fully in images than in word".

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My Process

Using a hybrid of therapy and coaching I work with clients to create powerful processes designed to develop awareness, promote healing, facilitate action, and create lasting change.  My work helps people get unstuck by accessing creativity and heart wisdom, releasing emotional blockages, creating steps for better self care, developing techniques to manage anxiety and stress, and setting goals to obtain a healthier, happier existence.

Connecting with

strengths & resources

We examine what your past and current strengths and resources are to help alleviate suffering and build more security, meaning, and purpose.

About Me
Services

Using the archetypal journey of Persephone, the Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld, I describe my own abduction into the Underworld and the lessons learned along the way.  Tapping into this cycle of death and renewal we can gain insight into how to transform our deepest hurts and traumas to become wiser, deeper, more compassionate beings.

About the Art
Featured Art
Testimonials
Events

The New Earth Institute of Southwestern College presents the 27th Annual

 

Transformation and healing conference

Creativity, Consciousness and Connection in Challenging Times

 

August 22 - 26, 2018

 

Images From the Body Mind

Can a "doodle a day" keep the doctor away? That may be too bold a claim, however we know that releasing stress from the body, freeing stuck emotions, and engaging in creativity can increase health and vitality. In this workshop, participants will explore ways to connect with inner wisdom through intuitive image-making. Participants will be taken through a series of creative processes aimed at shifting from the analytical, linear, left brain mode of perception to that of the more holistic, imaginative, somatic right brain. Accessing such inner truth facilitates a more connected and centered state of being. Don't be surprised to hear messages from your psyche, which, according to Carl Jung,"speaks more fully in images than in word".

schedule introductory session
Get Started
My Process

Using a hybrid of therapy and coaching I work with clients to create powerful processes designed to develop awareness, promote healing, facilitate action, and create lasting change.  My work helps people get unstuck by accessing creativity and heart wisdom, releasing emotional blockages, creating steps for better self care, developing techniques to manage anxiety and stress, and setting goals to obtain a healthier, happier existence.

Defining the need

What is it that you desire to change? 
 What’s working?  What’s not working?

Exploring the vision

We go through a process of determining what you want to create in your life in all areas including relationships, finances, career, personal development, social, recreational, spiritual, and physical.

Connecting with

strengths & resources

Let’s look at what’s worked in the past when life felt better - how can we draw on those strengths and resources to move forward.

Engaging
transformational
 work

We determine where the struggles are in your life that may require skill development, emotional release work, increased awareness, learning to love yourself, developing compassion and empathy for self, assertive communication skills to increase intimacy, etc.

Observing & monitoring

the changes

We continuously check in on what's working, and not working and modify the process as necessary.

About Me
Services Speak to me, persephone: One woman’s memoir of trauma and transcendence
About the Art Featured Art
Testimonials Events