Lani Chipman is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia fears, social phobia, relationship problems, emotional issues, self-esteem, personality disorders, and much more. Lani is a member of AAMFT, ACA, Children’s Mental Health Network, American Art Therapy Association, International Art Therapy Organization, Art Therapy Alliance and an affiliate of Mindfulness and Art Therapy. Lani began her training at University of Utah where she studied psychology and art. After raising a family of three boys and one girl, Lani decided to go back to Dixie State University in St. George Utah where she and her family have lived since 2000. Because Lani’s first priority is her family, Lani decided online college at Capella University would be the best fit for her busy life as a mother and wife. Lani graduated with a Master of Science (M.S.) degree: concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy at Capella University. She interned at Nevada Children’s Center and worked at The Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic where she provided exceptional care for children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing or exposed to psychological trauma, emotional and/or physical abuse.
Known for her compassion, empathy, and inspirational style, Lani is recognized for her innate ability to establish rapport quickly, build trust, interact with and relate to individuals on all levels. Lani has a powerful affinity and devotion for the beauty of the natural world and loves to use art and photography as a means to explore and convey mother nature's splendor. She has been able to use art as a valuable therapeutic tool in helping clients to discover their own unique talents, abilities, and strengths.
Utilizing art therapy with narrative therapy techniques gives way to a unique methodology and style which distinguishes Lani from other therapists. With this unique approach to therapy Lani uses creative approaches such as Art Journaling as a creative palette in helping people paint, re-write and re-create their life story in congruence with a theme that supports peace, healthy functioning, balance and self-love.