Hello out there! My name is Steevie Jane Parks and I help Visual and Performing Artists (and Non Artists) to explore and deepen their connection to their own Creativity. I work as a Creativity Coach, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Abstract Impressionist Painter. I seriously considered pursuing a career in the Arts when I was a young adult in the 1970’s, but felt daunted by the difficulty of succeeding in such a competitive and confusing market. From my twenties until I turned 50 in 2006, I always felt as if there was ‘Something Missing’ from my life. As I got older, and achieved success in other areas of my life, I realized that what was missing was my connection to my own Creative Spirit. My fear of failing as an Artist was no longer as daunting, and I started feeling compelled to give my painting career a second chance. For the past couple of years, I have been attempting to devote two days per week to my Painting practice, and have been having a wonderful time, and even some of my paintings. It is as though I have finally come home to the ‘self I always wanted to be’ as a result of making this gradual shift in my lifestyle. In 2014, I enrolled in a Creativity Coaching Certificate Program (Creativity Coaching Association), so that I could better understand how to help other Artists and other Creative souls to overcome their inhibitions and to pursue their own Creative Passions. In November of 2015, I became a Certified Creativity Coach.
Throughout the last 28 years that I’ve been in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist, I have worked with thousands of highly creative people as well as studied the role of ‘creativity’ in mental and emotional health. For those so inclined, regular engagement in creative activities seems to boost not only one’s mood and overall productivity but to add significantly to one’s sense of meaning and purpose in life. For man of us, going through life without a creative outlet, is like going without exercise or proper nutrition. It just doesn’t work. I help those who want to develop or maintain or expand their Creative ventures so that they can create more authentically fulfilling lives.
Please either fill out the contact form on the last page of my website or call me today at 919-918-1014 to find out more about how I can help you to live out the Creative Future of Your Dreams!