Welcome, I’m Sherron Lewis, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a long-standing practice in individual, couples, and family therapy. I’ve also been a free-lance artist for over 30 years.
I’m Shelley Stokes, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice whose specialty is in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults and families. I teach about various issues related to object relations and self-psychology and have a special interest and advanced training in treating disorders of the self.
What would happen if instead of judging another person, we offered him or her unconditional grace? I remember reading that in certain regions of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, he or she is taken to the center of the village and surrounded by his or her tribe for a time while they speak of all the good he or she has done. In this tribe, individuals believe each person is good yet sometimes he or she makes mistakes, which these people recognize as a cry for help.
When we are creative, we can make our unconscious become conscious. This may, at times, involve the willingness to feel anxiety of risk or criticism but also to experience a deep sense of fulfillment and joy. In Finding Your Message in Collage we mix paint with collaging as a vehicle to allow feelings that may be perplexing, whimsical, sad, happy, or even confusing to emerge.