Sunday, July 15, 2012

Moved From Kansas to Kodiak, Alaska!

From Kansas to Kodiak

In May, 2012, I got married, moved to Kodiak, Alaska, and am now settling in to being Kodiak’s first Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist. Whew-hew!

My business cards just came in and I'm thrilled with how they turned out! On the front is the title "Art Therapy:  Creativity Matters". Then, is my name and what I do (Art Therapist and Mental Health Counselor). And, finally, the card ends with my cell and email address.
If you notice, my name has changed from "Deborah R. Corrington" to "Deborah R. Davis". My husband (Tom) got a position working for the Coast Guard as the Health Promotion Manager at their main base in the state of Alaska. Kodiak is beautiful!

On the back of the business cards, are the three blogs that I have been working can check out "From Kansas to Kodiak" to see details of our adventures here in the "Emerald Isle".

and this blog.

In a few months I will be teaching two classes at Kodiak College, "Interpersonal Communication Skills" and "Writing for Sciences". The hope is that in the spring an Art Therapy class will be developed and presented so that those in the community here on Kodiak Island can take the class. This is in progress.

I have created the business cards so I can begin my own private practice. I will also hopefully be working with the Coast Guard's contractors for counseling services. That is in progress as well. Transfering my License as  Professional Counselor has been a grueling process, requiring me to go get my finger-prints taken and then submitted for a background check. Once the record comes back from Kansas as being "clear", I will be able to submit to Alaska's Licensing Board, pay the fees, and get ready to do therapy in Alaska. I'm very excited!

In the meantime, my husband and I are hoping to start a family and have been working hard to get to know the people in the community.

This has been a time of de-stressing, reflecting, focusing on my health, and enjoying life. Thank God for times that rejuvenate the soul!

More posts will be coming soon...especially as I begin to work one-on-one with people, once more doing art therapy!