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Nichole D. Meshko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80204
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, practicing in the field of psychotherapy in the metropolitan area for several decades.
I'm a seasoned therapist, having worked in the mental health the field for over 20 years. I provide quality therapeutic care to those in need. I believe that we all have an intrinsic desire to strive towards health, healing and harmony in our lives. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and attachment issues with individuals and couples to help them optimize their life experience.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, practicing in the field of psychotherapy in the metropolitan area for several decades.
I'm a seasoned therapist, having worked in the mental health the field for over 20 years. I provide quality therapeutic care to those in need. I believe that we all have an intrinsic desire to strive towards health, healing and harmony in our lives. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and attachment issues with individuals and couples to help them optimize their life experience.
(720) 358-5167 View (720) 358-5167
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Kerry Jessup
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211
My most important task as a therapist is to help clients recognize their own resiliency and capacity for growth and change. I specialize in working with adolescents (ages 12+) and adults who are facing major life transitions, struggling in interpersonal relationships, and overcoming trauma. I have nearly a decade of experience as a therapist, and I offer individual psychotherapy, EMDR, and art therapy to clients in Colorado and Florida. Whether it's your first time in a therapist's office or you've been therapy for years, you are welcome here.
My most important task as a therapist is to help clients recognize their own resiliency and capacity for growth and change. I specialize in working with adolescents (ages 12+) and adults who are facing major life transitions, struggling in interpersonal relationships, and overcoming trauma. I have nearly a decade of experience as a therapist, and I offer individual psychotherapy, EMDR, and art therapy to clients in Colorado and Florida. Whether it's your first time in a therapist's office or you've been therapy for years, you are welcome here.
(720) 640-9053 View (720) 640-9053
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Janice Martindale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
I utilize additional therapeutic techniques including mindfulness based techniques, guided visualizations, and art therapy for the healing process.
Are you currently struggling with anxiety, past trauma, or relationship issues and want to develop a deeper connection to self? I focus on building a safe space with each person to help encourage self-discovery, understanding, and self-compassion. My hope is that you are able to take away an increased understanding of yourself and how to navigate life's challenges and stressors. I believe in the innate ability and wisdom of each person's healing process and hope to help you on your journey!
I utilize additional therapeutic techniques including mindfulness based techniques, guided visualizations, and art therapy for the healing process.
Are you currently struggling with anxiety, past trauma, or relationship issues and want to develop a deeper connection to self? I focus on building a safe space with each person to help encourage self-discovery, understanding, and self-compassion. My hope is that you are able to take away an increased understanding of yourself and how to navigate life's challenges and stressors. I believe in the innate ability and wisdom of each person's healing process and hope to help you on your journey!
(720) 674-8911 View (720) 674-8911
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Faye I Maguire
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
We will use art and dreams as a doorway to your healing.
Life offers us all challenges, and sometimes those challenges may seem unbearable or especially unique. Some of us experience difficulties from the time we are little children- trauma, abuse, neglect. We each have unique abilities and strengths. Sometimes, we have trouble accessing our strengths, but you have gifts in your being that are your gifts and strengths alone. My goal in working with you is to act as a catalyst -to encourage you to find your talents, abilities, and strengths that will serve you in coping with whatever difficulty life has given you.
We will use art and dreams as a doorway to your healing.
Life offers us all challenges, and sometimes those challenges may seem unbearable or especially unique. Some of us experience difficulties from the time we are little children- trauma, abuse, neglect. We each have unique abilities and strengths. Sometimes, we have trouble accessing our strengths, but you have gifts in your being that are your gifts and strengths alone. My goal in working with you is to act as a catalyst -to encourage you to find your talents, abilities, and strengths that will serve you in coping with whatever difficulty life has given you.
(720) 897-1683 View (720) 897-1683
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Danielle Polifroni
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Each session is unique and tailored according to the client's needs using a variety of techniques and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Practices, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Art Therapy.
I strongly believe in the protective and positive intention of all challenging emotions and patterns of thought. My goal is to help my clients explore the sources of these patterns, listen to their unmet needs, and then work with these feelings in order to get the need met in a healthy way. I also encourage clients to increase their tolerance of these uncomfortable emotions, which then allows for growth. I validate, support, and accept clients right where they are, while also challenging them to take the lead in their progress and personal growth.
Each session is unique and tailored according to the client's needs using a variety of techniques and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Practices, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Art Therapy.
I strongly believe in the protective and positive intention of all challenging emotions and patterns of thought. My goal is to help my clients explore the sources of these patterns, listen to their unmet needs, and then work with these feelings in order to get the need met in a healthy way. I also encourage clients to increase their tolerance of these uncomfortable emotions, which then allows for growth. I validate, support, and accept clients right where they are, while also challenging them to take the lead in their progress and personal growth.
(720) 619-8533 View (720) 619-8533
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Erin O'Donnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80231
I enjoy incorporating non-traditional approaches into my practice, such as art therapy, as well as walk-and-talk therapy.
I have worked in mental health for 13 years and have found my passion counseling adolescents and young adults. For the past 11 years, I have had the privilege of working at Children's Hospital where I specialized in crisis work, as well as outpatient and inpatient behavioral services. My experience includes a wide range of mood and personality disorders, suicidal tendencies, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, depression, psychosis, aggression, emotional distress, trauma and abuse. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, emotional support and the LGBTQ+ community.
I enjoy incorporating non-traditional approaches into my practice, such as art therapy, as well as walk-and-talk therapy.
I have worked in mental health for 13 years and have found my passion counseling adolescents and young adults. For the past 11 years, I have had the privilege of working at Children's Hospital where I specialized in crisis work, as well as outpatient and inpatient behavioral services. My experience includes a wide range of mood and personality disorders, suicidal tendencies, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, depression, psychosis, aggression, emotional distress, trauma and abuse. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, emotional support and the LGBTQ+ community.
(720) 575-0804 View (720) 575-0804
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Center for Valued Living, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80237
Violence/Abuse, IFS, EFT, Caregiver Support, Autism, Behavior probs, art therapy, life transitions, personality disorders, bariatric evaluations.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving all over CO via telehealth and in-person (offices in Aurora). Our licensed therapists and supervised LPCC/SWC/intern providers take most insurances including Medicaid. See c4vl.com or photo gallery for details on our clinicians, & specialties, insurances. We are committed to anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and GLBTQIA+ allied practice. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. Hablamos Espanol tambien!
Violence/Abuse, IFS, EFT, Caregiver Support, Autism, Behavior probs, art therapy, life transitions, personality disorders, bariatric evaluations.
We are a group of highly-qualified mental health therapists serving all over CO via telehealth and in-person (offices in Aurora). Our licensed therapists and supervised LPCC/SWC/intern providers take most insurances including Medicaid. See c4vl.com or photo gallery for details on our clinicians, & specialties, insurances. We are committed to anti-racist, neurodivergent-affirming, and GLBTQIA+ allied practice. We have providers who speak Spanish, French, and Russian. Hablamos Espanol tambien!
(720) 262-5859 View (720) 262-5859
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Margaret Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, SEP, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80214  (Online Only)
I bring Trauma-informed yoga, reiki, applied shamanism techniques, creative expression through art & imagination, self-exploration through myths, folklore, shadow work, dreams, & astrology.
I work with deep feeling souls who are dedicated to social change & who struggle with trauma, grief, anxiety & depression. Does this sound familiar? You feel ALL the feels & deeply long for intimacy, yet guard your heart because your vulnerability has been weaponized against you in the past. You feel trapped in quicksand, holding the weight of the world. Emotions feel all-encompassing because the world hurts & you can’t fix it. You are here to fulfill your life’s purpose, yet your voice feels swallowed by the noise. You no longer need to search. You are not alone. You are right where you need to be!
I bring Trauma-informed yoga, reiki, applied shamanism techniques, creative expression through art & imagination, self-exploration through myths, folklore, shadow work, dreams, & astrology.
I work with deep feeling souls who are dedicated to social change & who struggle with trauma, grief, anxiety & depression. Does this sound familiar? You feel ALL the feels & deeply long for intimacy, yet guard your heart because your vulnerability has been weaponized against you in the past. You feel trapped in quicksand, holding the weight of the world. Emotions feel all-encompassing because the world hurts & you can’t fix it. You are here to fulfill your life’s purpose, yet your voice feels swallowed by the noise. You no longer need to search. You are not alone. You are right where you need to be!
(720) 575-0603 View (720) 575-0603
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Beverly Houston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80238
I believe that play is essential to a child's growing and learning process as children naturally communicate through play. Play therapy can be utilized as a way for children and adolescents to express themselves, explore and process their experiences and feelings through play/art. I am here to partner with you and your family to support in growing a child or adolescent's ability to process through, cope and regulate with difficult life transitions, school related difficulties, emotional and behavioral challenges, grief/loss, social skills, attachment, trauma and self-exploration.
I believe that play is essential to a child's growing and learning process as children naturally communicate through play. Play therapy can be utilized as a way for children and adolescents to express themselves, explore and process their experiences and feelings through play/art. I am here to partner with you and your family to support in growing a child or adolescent's ability to process through, cope and regulate with difficult life transitions, school related difficulties, emotional and behavioral challenges, grief/loss, social skills, attachment, trauma and self-exploration.
(720) 575-0314 View (720) 575-0314
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Lauren Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
It is my goal to create a safe space for clients to navigate whatever they are facing by using talk and art therapy techniques to support processing through these challenges and building skills to manage them more effectively.
Do you ever feel stuck, as if there are barriers in life that you just can't seem to overcome? Sometimes it can feel like there are endless roadblocks, whether that be navigating difficulties in our daily routines, moving through big life transitions, or the same overwhelming thoughts and feelings coming up again and again. These feelings can impact our ability to have meaningful relationships, and it can be difficult to identify the source of the struggle or understand why it feels this way, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed and are trying to work through it alone.
It is my goal to create a safe space for clients to navigate whatever they are facing by using talk and art therapy techniques to support processing through these challenges and building skills to manage them more effectively.
Do you ever feel stuck, as if there are barriers in life that you just can't seem to overcome? Sometimes it can feel like there are endless roadblocks, whether that be navigating difficulties in our daily routines, moving through big life transitions, or the same overwhelming thoughts and feelings coming up again and again. These feelings can impact our ability to have meaningful relationships, and it can be difficult to identify the source of the struggle or understand why it feels this way, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed and are trying to work through it alone.
(720) 707-2910 View (720) 707-2910
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Colleen Mann-Buxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
I provide individual psychotherapy and art therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
By centering personal values and a self-compassion practice, I work to help my clients reconnect to their inner compass and move towards what they truly want. I approach therapy through a relational lens informed by attachment theory, though utilize other modalities like ACT, IFS, and DBT. I incorporate mindfulness to promote a nonjudgmental inquiry into the negative core beliefs that hold us back. All of that said, YOU are the expert on YOU, and I aim to be a witness to your process, providing nudges and maybe even some laughs along the way.
I provide individual psychotherapy and art therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
By centering personal values and a self-compassion practice, I work to help my clients reconnect to their inner compass and move towards what they truly want. I approach therapy through a relational lens informed by attachment theory, though utilize other modalities like ACT, IFS, and DBT. I incorporate mindfulness to promote a nonjudgmental inquiry into the negative core beliefs that hold us back. All of that said, YOU are the expert on YOU, and I aim to be a witness to your process, providing nudges and maybe even some laughs along the way.
(720) 674-9122 View (720) 674-9122
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Kiera Rommel - Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, MPS
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
Waitlist for new clients
I help clients work toward change through art, yoga, music and play.
Deciding to start therapy is a courageous way to change your life. Transitions in life are a natural point to lean into change. As a counselor, I guide you to make positive changes in a comfortable and safe space. I believe change happens when we are deeply connected to ourselves. Working with me will enable you to identify current triggers, implement healthy coping skills, and self-regulate moment by moment. We will work together to become your most whole self. I can help you increase your insight, navigate transitions, and to provide support for you to release patterns that are no longer serving you.
I help clients work toward change through art, yoga, music and play.
Deciding to start therapy is a courageous way to change your life. Transitions in life are a natural point to lean into change. As a counselor, I guide you to make positive changes in a comfortable and safe space. I believe change happens when we are deeply connected to ourselves. Working with me will enable you to identify current triggers, implement healthy coping skills, and self-regulate moment by moment. We will work together to become your most whole self. I can help you increase your insight, navigate transitions, and to provide support for you to release patterns that are no longer serving you.
(720) 764-9449 View (720) 764-9449
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Sneha Gaikwad
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
I am an Board Certified Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In art therapy no artistic skill is needed, you just need an openness to the creative process. The road to healing often begins in finding your voice and expressing your inner self. I am passionate about helping individuals and families of all ages struggling with mood disorders, trauma, and addiction. I have additional interest in those from diverse backgrounds, immigrant families, and women’s issues.
I am an Board Certified Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In art therapy no artistic skill is needed, you just need an openness to the creative process. The road to healing often begins in finding your voice and expressing your inner self. I am passionate about helping individuals and families of all ages struggling with mood disorders, trauma, and addiction. I have additional interest in those from diverse backgrounds, immigrant families, and women’s issues.
(720) 500-6645 View (720) 500-6645
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Misty Dawn Hughes-Aletheuo
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Misty Hughes-Aletheuo, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246
In addition to talk therapy, I offer child play therapy, art therapy, Neurofeedback, pastoral counseling, premarital counseling, career counseling, and self-advocacy coaching.
I have a heart to see breakthrough, healing, and freedom for my clients. My intent is to provide a safe place where individuals can explore self-discovery, find their voice, and experience a release from the trauma that has held them captive. I provide a client-centered integrated counseling approach for children 5+, teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
In addition to talk therapy, I offer child play therapy, art therapy, Neurofeedback, pastoral counseling, premarital counseling, career counseling, and self-advocacy coaching.
I have a heart to see breakthrough, healing, and freedom for my clients. My intent is to provide a safe place where individuals can explore self-discovery, find their voice, and experience a release from the trauma that has held them captive. I provide a client-centered integrated counseling approach for children 5+, teenagers, adults, couples, and families.
(303) 625-6441 View (303) 625-6441
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Mollie Byington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist. I specialize in both Art Therapy and Talk Therapy with seven years of Art Therapy specific education. Utilizing art can help one deepen their understanding of their process, support creative problem solving, and express emotions when words are not enough. You do not need to have "art skills" or create "good art" in order to participate in Art Therapy. No experience is necessary, only your willingness to engage in the creative process!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Art Therapist. I specialize in both Art Therapy and Talk Therapy with seven years of Art Therapy specific education. Utilizing art can help one deepen their understanding of their process, support creative problem solving, and express emotions when words are not enough. You do not need to have "art skills" or create "good art" in order to participate in Art Therapy. No experience is necessary, only your willingness to engage in the creative process!
(720) 961-9548 View (720) 961-9548
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Lori Chaikin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209
I am a licensed clinican with advanced training in both traditional and non-traditional psychology. My various degrees, licenses and training include Clinical Art Therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Psychodrama and Spiritual Psychology allow my clients many opportunities in which to access and process unconscious and conscious material successfully. My concept of healing is to achieve the most profound and effective treatment in the shortest period of time with the least amount of distress. It is my passion, as a therapist, to support people through the process of growing into themselves.
I am a licensed clinican with advanced training in both traditional and non-traditional psychology. My various degrees, licenses and training include Clinical Art Therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Psychodrama and Spiritual Psychology allow my clients many opportunities in which to access and process unconscious and conscious material successfully. My concept of healing is to achieve the most profound and effective treatment in the shortest period of time with the least amount of distress. It is my passion, as a therapist, to support people through the process of growing into themselves.
(720) 807-6807 View (720) 807-6807
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Family First Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA-MFT, LMFT, PhD (C)
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
We have specific training, education, and experience in treating children and adolescents with play, art, experiential therapy that includes the parents and the client's ecology like their school and community in applying behavioral strategies to improve behavior and emotions; and increase problem solving, coping skills, and communication skills.
Our typical clients are children and adolescents who are struggling with a specific change, transition, trauma incident, loss, or other stressor that is causing behavioral and emotional concerns, like defiance, anxiety, depression, self-harm, which interferes with school, home-life, and other relationships. Clients have goals to decrease behavioral concerns at home and school, improve emotions, coping skills, communication skills, and school performance. A lot of parents want their children to listen, respect, and connect and communicate with them. We also work with individual adults, families and couples.
We have specific training, education, and experience in treating children and adolescents with play, art, experiential therapy that includes the parents and the client's ecology like their school and community in applying behavioral strategies to improve behavior and emotions; and increase problem solving, coping skills, and communication skills.
Our typical clients are children and adolescents who are struggling with a specific change, transition, trauma incident, loss, or other stressor that is causing behavioral and emotional concerns, like defiance, anxiety, depression, self-harm, which interferes with school, home-life, and other relationships. Clients have goals to decrease behavioral concerns at home and school, improve emotions, coping skills, communication skills, and school performance. A lot of parents want their children to listen, respect, and connect and communicate with them. We also work with individual adults, families and couples.
(720) 571-8162 View (720) 571-8162
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Agnieszka (Aga) Gorska
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I believe that my role in therapy is to crate a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel seen and accepted. My approach to counseling is person centered and strength based, where we will work together to address the circumstances that are bringing you to therapy. My goal is to support you in accessing your innate wisdom and to process difficult life events to find relief, resilience, confidence and empowerment. With over 17 years of experience, I bring a trauma informed, contemplative approach, offering compassion, mindfulness, art therapy and somatic therapy.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I believe that my role in therapy is to crate a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel seen and accepted. My approach to counseling is person centered and strength based, where we will work together to address the circumstances that are bringing you to therapy. My goal is to support you in accessing your innate wisdom and to process difficult life events to find relief, resilience, confidence and empowerment. With over 17 years of experience, I bring a trauma informed, contemplative approach, offering compassion, mindfulness, art therapy and somatic therapy.
(720) 664-2567 View (720) 664-2567
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Sara Mazzullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We can talk, make art, explore dreams, and get outside, and I can offer my curiosity, sense of humor, and grounding presence along the way.
Do you long for freedom to show up differently in your relationship with yourself, including your relationship with food, your body, and the way you relate to the natural world? Hello! I'm Sara (she/her). I can help you reconnect with your authenticity and discover self-compassion on your path to liberation from self-limiting beliefs, disordered eating, and fear of the unknown. Together we will learn about the parts of yourself that you know well, the parts that seem at odds with your desires, and the parts you've yet to meet, working to uncover the patterns that keep you stuck, making space for a new story to unfold.
We can talk, make art, explore dreams, and get outside, and I can offer my curiosity, sense of humor, and grounding presence along the way.
Do you long for freedom to show up differently in your relationship with yourself, including your relationship with food, your body, and the way you relate to the natural world? Hello! I'm Sara (she/her). I can help you reconnect with your authenticity and discover self-compassion on your path to liberation from self-limiting beliefs, disordered eating, and fear of the unknown. Together we will learn about the parts of yourself that you know well, the parts that seem at odds with your desires, and the parts you've yet to meet, working to uncover the patterns that keep you stuck, making space for a new story to unfold.
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Anastasia Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I am trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), as well as Art Therapy.
You may be struggling with anxiety and/ or a traumatic experience; it can be debilitating. You may feel alone and worried about whether or not you will ever have relief. Oftentimes, you might feel isolated from those you care for; feel lost and uncertain; unsure if you can have a quality life. You can navigate this with a therapist who is able to build a strong therapeutic relationship anchored in trust and safety. I have been able to help many as they embark upon a journey of health addressing some of their greatest fears in order to improve their standard of life and grapple with the anxiety and trauma holding them back.
I am trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), as well as Art Therapy.
You may be struggling with anxiety and/ or a traumatic experience; it can be debilitating. You may feel alone and worried about whether or not you will ever have relief. Oftentimes, you might feel isolated from those you care for; feel lost and uncertain; unsure if you can have a quality life. You can navigate this with a therapist who is able to build a strong therapeutic relationship anchored in trust and safety. I have been able to help many as they embark upon a journey of health addressing some of their greatest fears in order to improve their standard of life and grapple with the anxiety and trauma holding them back.
(720) 821-7341 View (720) 821-7341
Art Therapy

How does art therapy work?

The process of making art allows people to express themselves. Art-making can take many forms, such as painting, collage, or sculpting. The therapist asks questions that the work elicits, such as how the person felt while creating their piece, or if any memories surfaced that they can discuss. The therapist will then work with the patient to process their experience, understand themselves better, and work toward change.

Does art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy can be a valuable treatment option for those suffering from trauma. Traumatic experiences such as combat, rape, or childhood abuse can be so painful that articulating them can be too scary or painful; creating art allows people to express themselves without words, and tell their story in a different way. The physical nature of creating art can also help people feel rooted in the body, which may benefit those who feel disconnected from their body in the aftermath of trauma.

How long does art therapy last?

The duration of art therapy varies, but a common length for treatment is 10 to 15 weekly sessions. Some people may see improvement in just a few weeks, while others may choose to remain in therapy longer term. Patients should periodically discuss their goals with their therapist to make sure the two are aligned on process and progress.

What are the limitations of art therapy?

Art therapy is helpful for many people, but a limitation is that it doesn’t have as robust an evidence base as other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy. The evidence on art therapy is mixed; some research demonstrates its benefits, while other research suggests that it has little impact on patients.