What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, their creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, developed social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. —American Art Therapy Association 2016


Who Benefits from Art Therapy?

Many people benefit from art therapy, including those who have survived trauma and abuse, persons with adverse physical health conditions, as well as persons with mental health concerns. Individuals of all ages can benefit from participating in Art Therapy. Artistic self expression and the creative process promotes well-being.


How long is a therapy session?

Therapy sessions typically last for 45 to 55 minutes


Is Art Therapy just for kids?

No, art therapy is not just for kids! Adults also benefit from art making, getting creative, and making a mess!


I’m not very artistic, could Art Therapy still work for me?

Definitely! Art therapy is more about the process of making art than it is about making a beautiful piece of artwork that is ready for the art gallery wall.


Do I have to make art?

No, you do not have to make art if you don’t want to. We never force art making onto clients. We are skilled at using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques that do not involve art making.


What happens to my artwork after I make it?

All of the art that you make belongs to you and is yours to do with what you want. You can take it home, hang it on your fridge, throw it away, tear it up, or put it in a safe place. Any artwork that is left with us is kept safe in your file or in a locked cabinet.


What ages do you work with?

We work with people in almost every age range!

  • Children, ages 5 to 9
  • Pre-teens and teens, ages 10 to 17
  • Young adults, ages 18 to 34
  • Adults, ages 35 and up

How do I schedule my first appointment?

Give us a call any time! If we don’t answer, please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as we are able to. You can also visit our Contact page and send us an email.


Do you accept insurance?

Yes! We accept some insurance plans. For the full list of plans, please visit our Services page.


Have a question that we didn’t answer for you here?

We love to answer your questions! Visit our Contact page to send us an email or give us a call.

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