Ingrid Solano, PhD
Nurturing Creativity“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” Pablo Picasso
Our relationship with creativity is a part of our identity and how we live our life. Tending to our emotional well- being is important for meeting our goals and for our resilience in future challenges. I work with recording artists, actors, writers, visual artists, photographers, sculptors, painters, and artists of all types. Together, we explore the unique pressures of being a creative and navigating the stress, burnout, and creativity blocks that influence personal and career development. We delve into the impact of your thoughts and experiences related to precision, scope, depth, inspiration, deadlines, and more.
What does the personal foster in you? What do you think about at night?
Creativity is often the outlet for people-- it is often a coping skill, self-care, and a time to rejuvenate-- but what happens when creativity becomes your job?
Success… and Burnout...There is another side of fame and creativity. Even at high levels of success-- is something still missing? Procrastinating? Dreading work? Feeling stuck? Tired? Irritable? Is life a series of ups and downs, partying, and work? Do inspired and motivated creative people annoy you? Are you overly defensive? Are you no longer enjoying what you used to love? Instead of an overflowing well of ideas, your creative flow can run dry. And just because you’re facing creative burnout doesn’t mean your work expectations change. Nevertheless, success and inspiration aren’t impossible—even if and when it feels that way. Therapy is a way of seeking inspiration again, and of overcoming the creative blocks that hold us back...
How do you imagine your success? How can you tell that burnout is just around the corner? What skills do you use to make sure you don't turn that corner...?
OpennessOpenness is one of the five major personality dimensions. Openness promotes interest in new things, motivation to learn about new ideas and acquire new knowledge, and deeper engagement with the world around you. Open people push past traditional experiences, routines, and norms. They are emotionally moved by things they find beautiful and immerse themselves in nature, pleasure, and the arts. Open people purposefully choose to create happiness and balanced, non-judgmental responses to the things they experience in their life and anxiety-provoking uncertainty. Psychological flexibility is key. In therapy, we can explore new ways of being open to others and how meaningful relationships contribute to a sense of clarity, greater self-awareness, and understanding.
Free your creativity. Express yourself. Become unstuck.
Creativity in My PracticeIn the area of complex human behavior, interpretation and speculation are necessary. We are our complexity. I have a hard-science based background and I practice evidence-based therapies that are influenced by research. Yet, how do they apply to you… an individual with unique concerns and unique triumphs? It is in the therapeutic relationship and the skillful blending of what is known and what is still unknown where psychotherapy feels like a very personal and experiential healing art. I have a distinct passion for using the most modern and cutting-edge (and scientifically sound) tools to achieve your therapeutic goals. I deeply appreciate efficiency and elegance of thought. I have honed my intuition as a creative process of inquiry that provides interpretation with fluidity, fluency, spontaneity, skill, humor, and comfort.
What do you imagine a life without your current troubles to look like? How will we get you there?