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◼ Jul 16, 2021-Jan 9, 2022


Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Sat. Sep 23, 12-2PM

Feeling with Fiber Arts Workshop

Registration required

ONsite at moCa

Engage your senses and uncover the healing aspecting of fiber arts.

Gabrielle Cooper is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist. They hold a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Fine Arts from Kent State University. They has obtained dual Master’s degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College.

Gabrielle has a particular passion for LGBTIA+ folx, trauma, BIPOC individuals, addiction, and grief. They have written letters for gender affirming surgeries and HRT. Gabrielle is welcoming of those in alternative lifestyles, kinks, and sexual exploration. Gabrielle has treated those with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, chronic pain, communication and relationship issues, sexual disorders, cancer, low self-esteem, and pandemic stress and loneliness.

Gabrielle’s clinical style focuses on trauma-informed care and various methods of healing. Their approach uses an approach that suits each individual. Gabrielle uses an open, non-judgmental stance to create a space of safety and comfort for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, goals, and behavioral motivations. They help clients find methods of coping with their daily lives in addition to healing emotional and psychological wounds. They utilize a strength-based approach to assist clients with identifying beneficial attributes that they already possess.

As an art therapist, Gabrielle utilizes the creative process to assist clients with healing from the past, coping with the present, and creating hope for the future. Using a variety of art media, clients work through trauma, increase self-esteem, decrease anxiety, and improve their overall well-being.

Gabrielle plans to increase their communities' knowledge of art and healing through art therapy. A goal of theirs is to reduce the stigma of mental health with counseling, while simultaneously increasing help-seeking behaviors among Black people. They are a strong advocate for body positivity and sexual liberation. To keep themselves centered, they meditates daily, spends quality time with nature, and prioritizes maintaining their close relationships.

Art therapist and artist Gabrielle Cooper of Art Therapy Studios will guide you through creating a fiber artwork inspired by the exhibitions A soft place to land and Don't mind if I do.

Space is limited. All skill levels welcome.

Registration is required for this event. We ask for a donation of any amount per ticket to reserve your space and support ongoing programming at moCa.

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Gabrielle Cooper

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◼ Jul 16, 2021-Jan 9, 2022


Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

moCa Saturdays. Family Fun supported by PNC.

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