15 Oct Service Spotlight: Lyndi Grubb
When Lyndi Grubb interviewed with Kathy Ballard, Director of Community Outreach, fifteen years ago for a therapist position in the Home-Based Counseling program, she was excited to hear the possibility of also utilizing her art therapy background and experience. Soon after the NHI Day Services program started, Lyndi was able to do just that, by including her art therapy passion in her work. She later transferred to Behavior Services and continues to coordinate the art therapy program, which consists of painting, pottery, mosaics and other medium.
Lyndi firmly believes, and certainly has experienced at NHI, that everyone has art ability, and she seeks to explore the creative potential of the individuals. Some of the positive outcomes include enhanced self-esteem when art projects are completed, a safe environment to work through frustrations and anxiety, building friendships and social skills through interaction with other artists, and of course, having fun. Similarly, in her Behavior Consultant role, Lyndi supports individuals with their emotional needs through talking, community outings and other techniques.
Lyndi is married and has a three-year old daughter and three dogs, all of which keep her very busy. She has a pottery business and has a kiln in her garage. She exhibits and sells her art at various shows throughout the year. Additionally, Lyndi just recently returned from a trip to Japan. She volunteers with a group called Sister Cities of Greenfield where she resides. A delegation went to Japan to celebrate Kakuda City’s sixtieth anniversary which Lyndi greatly enjoyed.
Lyndi is one very busy person and we greatly appreciate her dedication to the art therapy program and her work as a Behavior Consultant for those we serve!