JERILYNN BLUM, LCPC
20 years as a therapist in Boise, ID.
Masters Degree in Art Therapy, Southwestern College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho
My passion at this time in my evolution (I've been around the therapy block for 20 years now) is to work with women who wish to have an adventure in personal growth. Women who wish to evolve beyond their personal/cultural conditioning and whatever difficulties they have encountered in life to step into their sacredness and power. Why? Because I believe our children and the continuance of life on this planet depends on women. My ideal client is open to expressive arts, sandplay, and maybe even meditation (wow). And, we'll do plenty of talking too, I'm sure.
My true love in therapy, even after all this time, is accompanying my clients in their sandplay journeys, and weaving the themes of change that come forward in the sand with expression through art making. Think collages, masks, mandalas. I also specialize in helping clients reprogram their unproductive thoughts. And, I still have a soft spot in my heart for working with children using sand and play.
I offer a compassionate heart, mindful listening skills, trillions of hours of facilitating sandplay sessions, an MA in Art Therapy, and formal sandtray therapy training including a personal Jungian sandplay process. I have studied/practiced meditation for 15 years, plus participated in women's empowerment work for 20 years.
Specialized training in Sandtray Therapy
Specialty in sandtray play therapy.
Training from Theresa Kestley, play therapy supervisor, Corrales, New Mexico.
Completed a personal sandplay process with Jungian Sandplay therapist Elsa LaFlamme, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Thousands of hours experience doing sandtrays with clients, ages 5-70.
Have taught numerous sandtray courses for area clinicians.
*Inpatient at West Valley Medical Center, Adult Mental Health Unit (in Caldwell, ID) and Sunhealth Hospital (in Boise, ID) with Alzheimers and Dementia patients*
*Clinic Director at Riverside Rehab and Leyline Advocates Mental Health*
Co-author of Draw It Out! Work It Out! an expressive arts mental health workbook for teens and adults
Certified Pohwas Meditation instructor