Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Sarah L. Jordheim is director at Sarah’s Expressive Art Therapy, which specializes in working with physically and mentally disabled adults to help them express themselves through creativity. Ms. Jordheim has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) as a VIP Woman of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.
For 25 years, Ms. Jordheim worked tirelessly as a special needs teacher in Montana public schools. Although she retired from that position, Ms. Jordheim has never stopped working. Always a creative person, she decided to pursue a career in art therapy and completed training at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in British Columbia.
In 2010, Ms. Jordheim founded Sarah’s Expressive Art Therapy. As a certified expressive art therapy specialist, she visits physically and mentally disabled adults clients in nursing homes, private homes and adult day care centers. She works closely with her patients, encouraging their creativity, drawing out their artistic abilities and helping them to express themselves through art. "I have creativity, empathy and positivity and can sense the emotions of those around me. I work well with individuals or groups to help them make their best, better,” she says.
The positive feedback Ms. Jordheim receives from social workers to patients’ families has helped to establish her impeccable reputation. “It is truly incredible to hear how you seem to be able to get my mom to be "on" for an extended period of time - laughing, talking... none of us get that from her; not even remotely close,” says a family member of one of her patients.
In addition to her work as an art therapist, Ms. Jordheim is also an author and photographer. She has written a book for an elderly client, A Slice of Life: My Story as well as Thank You for the Morning Light! Memories and Recipes from Life on a North Dakota Farm and is currently working on her memoir.
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