Welcome and thanks for visiting Your Creative Journey. My name is Cheryl McVey, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 41228), specializing in helping people find creative pathways to the transitions and transformations that happen in their lives.
I use a variety of creative mediums including dreams, art, and Process Painting. I weave creativity together with talk therapy to create an environment which leads to integrative healing. Weaving the creative right brain with the thinking left brain helps people find new pathways that help them lead more balanced, healthy and creative lives. I also train other therapists to use these creative approaches and to be bold in their practices.
I have Master of Arts Degree from University of San Francisco, received my Process Painting training in Master Series Classes with Michele Cassou, author of Point Zero, and am certified as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst & Dream Pattern Analyst obtained from the Assisi Institute, The International Center for the Study of Archetypal Patterns. Dr. Michael Conforti, Founder and Director, Mystic, CT.
I help people learn to work with dreams as guides and healers in their lives. Dreams are special creative palettes which speak their own unique language. It is the language of images and symbols and we can learn to translate this language to help guide and heal our lives. Teaching people and other therapists to work with dreams is a special passion of mine.
Finding the language these creative processes speak is a special joy in my practice. As clients and other therapists learn to work with the creative right brain and integrate the thinking left brain new doors to healing open. The openings are often unexpected and exciting new ways of being in the world.
Please look around my website. The art that you see is a small example of the creativity process used in my studio/office. It is not necessary to have any special talent or previous experience to use any of these methods. I promise to be an experienced creative guide on Your Creative Journey.