Creatively Restorative believes in understanding the holistic self and the intersection between our culture, societal systems, and our behaviors. We provide culturally informed mental health services, cultural competency consultation and training and development for mental health providers, and intercultural development, coaching, and consultation for organizations and individuals. We believe that our culture is the root of our behaviors and to understand how we show up in our day-to-day life requires us to be culturally grounded so we can acknowledge and shift our behaviors when we choose. We specialize in working with the BIPOC community and young people exploring their cultural identity and the intersection of their race/ethnicity with their experiences.
Rachael Bolaños Jackson (She, Her, Hers) tLMHC is a licensed mental health professional and graduate from Drake University.
Rachael has over 10+ years working with underserved populations in community- based art learning. Her background includes a BA in Art History from the University of Northern Iowa and advanced training in Expressive Arts, including an Art Therapy Certificate from Grand View University.
Currently, Rachael is focused on Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Generational trauma and the social impact of mental health quality in segmented communities.
Rachael has a passion for integrating expressive arts in therapy. Rachael conducts therapy as client centered with an emphasis in the historical and intergenrational traumas experienced by marginalized individuals.
The IDI is a cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence.
I utilize this assessment in both my clinical and consulting work to further the development and awareness of identity and individual or organization growth.
Utilizing Trauma Informed Expressive Art Therapies involves arts-based interventions and embodies awareness of supportive trauma recovery practices. The expressive arts therapies [the integrative use of art, music/sound, dance/movement, enactment/improvisation, storytelling/narrative, play, and imagination] are key to addressing trauma
Utilizing Trauma Informed Expressive Art Therapies involves arts-based interventions and embodies awareness of supportive trauma recovery practices. The expressive arts therapies [the integrative use of art, music/sound, dance/movement, enactment/improvisation, storytelling/narrative, play, and imagination] are key to addressing traumatic stress.
I am currently working towards becoming a registered Expressive Arts Therapist or EXAT. I anticipate completion of this certificate by 2023.