Art Therapy in Chicago, IL

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Jenna Riem
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
In session, I utilize multiple modalities to enrich the therapeutic process, including art therapy, DBT, CBT and person centered approaches.
If you’re struggling with feelings of anxiety, self doubt, depression, and/or relationship challenges you’ve come to the right place. It's my ultimate goal to create a safe, energetic, and creative space for you to process and explore your emotions and needs. I want you to feel at ease, open, and simply be yourself each session. Here, you will know you matter, and that your story is worth exploring.
In session, I utilize multiple modalities to enrich the therapeutic process, including art therapy, DBT, CBT and person centered approaches.
If you’re struggling with feelings of anxiety, self doubt, depression, and/or relationship challenges you’ve come to the right place. It's my ultimate goal to create a safe, energetic, and creative space for you to process and explore your emotions and needs. I want you to feel at ease, open, and simply be yourself each session. Here, you will know you matter, and that your story is worth exploring.
(217) 599-3773 View (217) 599-3773
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Clare Martin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I have experience in Trauma-Focused, Existential, and Art Therapy and community based treatment working with the highest risk youth.
*Currently accepting new clients* Every person has their own story, own internal conflicts, relationships, and ways of making life meaningful. Therapy is a process of creating a trusting relationship, and creating space to explore and understand that story together. Through this process we can find ways to balance feelings of pain and conflict with the potential and desire for well-being.
I have experience in Trauma-Focused, Existential, and Art Therapy and community based treatment working with the highest risk youth.
*Currently accepting new clients* Every person has their own story, own internal conflicts, relationships, and ways of making life meaningful. Therapy is a process of creating a trusting relationship, and creating space to explore and understand that story together. Through this process we can find ways to balance feelings of pain and conflict with the potential and desire for well-being.
(339) 218-4776 View (339) 218-4776
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Karen Parisian - Gradations Studio
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, ATR-BC , LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
At Gradations Studio - Art, Therapy and Wellness, I offer art therapy and talk therapy to individuals seeking a supportive and creative space to heal. I work with individuals of all ages and stages of life who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss/grief, trauma, life transitions and challenges. In addition to art therapy and talk therapy, I work to incorporate a variety of modalities and coping strategies to address your unique needs.
At Gradations Studio - Art, Therapy and Wellness, I offer art therapy and talk therapy to individuals seeking a supportive and creative space to heal. I work with individuals of all ages and stages of life who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss/grief, trauma, life transitions and challenges. In addition to art therapy and talk therapy, I work to incorporate a variety of modalities and coping strategies to address your unique needs.
(312) 313-1923 View (312) 313-1923
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Rebecca Israilevich
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Art therapy is another mode of self-expression.
A positive connection with your therapist is one of the main contributors to your growth in therapy. I hope to meet you where you’re at, supporting you with empathy and understanding. Therapy may be for venting, working through a crisis, increasing self-confidence, managing anxiety or depression, identifying roadblocks, or processing trauma. My therapy practice facilitates emotional + cognitive awareness, and a biological understanding, learning how past experiences inform our present day selves. This translates into care: practicing mindfulness, self-compassion and identifying strengths that help carry you through times of change.
Art therapy is another mode of self-expression.
A positive connection with your therapist is one of the main contributors to your growth in therapy. I hope to meet you where you’re at, supporting you with empathy and understanding. Therapy may be for venting, working through a crisis, increasing self-confidence, managing anxiety or depression, identifying roadblocks, or processing trauma. My therapy practice facilitates emotional + cognitive awareness, and a biological understanding, learning how past experiences inform our present day selves. This translates into care: practicing mindfulness, self-compassion and identifying strengths that help carry you through times of change.
(847) 860-6549 View (847) 860-6549
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Shaw Xueqi Xiao
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed art therapist that is dedicated to nurturing culturally attuned care for the Asian and Asian-American communities. At the core of my practice is an unyielding belief in the transformative and healing power of art, a medium that transcends linguistic and cultural barriers, inviting individuals from all walks of life to engage, express, and heal. I've embraced a diverse array of individuals, particularly championing the needs of people of color, immigrants, and minority groups, guiding them towards self-acceptance, gender affirmation, and a profound sense of self-worth.
I'm a licensed art therapist that is dedicated to nurturing culturally attuned care for the Asian and Asian-American communities. At the core of my practice is an unyielding belief in the transformative and healing power of art, a medium that transcends linguistic and cultural barriers, inviting individuals from all walks of life to engage, express, and heal. I've embraced a diverse array of individuals, particularly championing the needs of people of color, immigrants, and minority groups, guiding them towards self-acceptance, gender affirmation, and a profound sense of self-worth.
(312) 313-0705 View (312) 313-0705
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Beatriz Ledesma
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
My approach follows a psychodynamic model combined -when needed- with meditation, relaxation, Kundalini yoga, and art making.
I have been practicing for over 35 years. My insightful and spiritual approach to psychotherapy is geared toward individuals committed to develop and/or increase self-awareness with the goal of improving and/or transforming their quality of life.
My approach follows a psychodynamic model combined -when needed- with meditation, relaxation, Kundalini yoga, and art making.
I have been practicing for over 35 years. My insightful and spiritual approach to psychotherapy is geared toward individuals committed to develop and/or increase self-awareness with the goal of improving and/or transforming their quality of life.
(312) 626-0870 View (312) 626-0870
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Alyse Ruriani
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAATC, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I’m a queer art therapist & counselor who provides therapy that is down-to-earth, collaborative, anti-oppressive, and affirming.
Let’s face it–shit has hit the fan. Between the pandemic, systems of oppression, and so much uncertainty...we’re all trying to figure it out. Plus, you have things you were already dealing with– depression, trauma responses, grief, existential questions...Maybe you’re tired of “blank slate” therapists. You want to explore healing through art and creativity instead of just talking. You want space to process your past & present experiences and to deepen your understanding of and reconnect with yourself. You’re looking for someone who "gets" it– who validates your lived experience and who has been on that side of the couch.
I’m a queer art therapist & counselor who provides therapy that is down-to-earth, collaborative, anti-oppressive, and affirming.
Let’s face it–shit has hit the fan. Between the pandemic, systems of oppression, and so much uncertainty...we’re all trying to figure it out. Plus, you have things you were already dealing with– depression, trauma responses, grief, existential questions...Maybe you’re tired of “blank slate” therapists. You want to explore healing through art and creativity instead of just talking. You want space to process your past & present experiences and to deepen your understanding of and reconnect with yourself. You’re looking for someone who "gets" it– who validates your lived experience and who has been on that side of the couch.
(872) 246-8154 View (872) 246-8154
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Samantha Sanecki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
I believe that words sometimes do not cut it, I often use talk and art therapy to help my clients access deeper emotional reflection.
Do you ever think to yourself, 'Why does everything feel so difficult'? Work, school, and daily chores feel overwhelming while you watch others seemingly breeze through life. No amount of shame, guilt, or willpower will change you. You are not lazy or careless, you are tired and burnt out. You are existing in a world that hasn't been accommodating to you. By working to accept this and dismantle what you think is 'normal' you can unburden yourself and increase your energy and capacity for joy.
I believe that words sometimes do not cut it, I often use talk and art therapy to help my clients access deeper emotional reflection.
Do you ever think to yourself, 'Why does everything feel so difficult'? Work, school, and daily chores feel overwhelming while you watch others seemingly breeze through life. No amount of shame, guilt, or willpower will change you. You are not lazy or careless, you are tired and burnt out. You are existing in a world that hasn't been accommodating to you. By working to accept this and dismantle what you think is 'normal' you can unburden yourself and increase your energy and capacity for joy.
(708) 905-2884 View (708) 905-2884
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Embody & Mind Collective, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC, PMH-C, SEP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
In addition to traditional psychotherapy, we have clinicians trained in Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Touch, and Art Therapy.
Hello. Welcome! We’re glad you found us. Have you been feeling like you are carrying it all yourself and it feels like too much? You've come to the right place. Embody and Mind Collective is a specialized psychotherapy practice that focuses on the connection between the mind and the body to help people heal from overwhelming life experiences. We are focused on helping people disrupt generational patterns and live more full lives. Whether that is to have an emotionally supported fertility journey, be a more present and attuned parent or courageously go after your wildest dreams, we are here for you.
In addition to traditional psychotherapy, we have clinicians trained in Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Touch, and Art Therapy.
Hello. Welcome! We’re glad you found us. Have you been feeling like you are carrying it all yourself and it feels like too much? You've come to the right place. Embody and Mind Collective is a specialized psychotherapy practice that focuses on the connection between the mind and the body to help people heal from overwhelming life experiences. We are focused on helping people disrupt generational patterns and live more full lives. Whether that is to have an emotionally supported fertility journey, be a more present and attuned parent or courageously go after your wildest dreams, we are here for you.
(630) 592-2859 View (630) 592-2859
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Micah Holst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Art Therapy can be a way to connect with your body, identify your strengths, deepen self insight, or simply relax and explore safely - you don’t have to be an artist to benefit.
My core belief that people are resilient and are capable of growth. The first step to making change in your life or to get “unstuck” can be difficult. With warmth, encouragement, acceptance and a little laughter, we will work together to find new ways of coping, identify patterns that no longer suit your needs, build and repair relationships, and create a positive therapeutic relationship while you explore your desires, goals, and motivations. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, affirming, and client-centered. Through a social justice lens, I recognize the multiple systems that affect your experiences and relationships.
Art Therapy can be a way to connect with your body, identify your strengths, deepen self insight, or simply relax and explore safely - you don’t have to be an artist to benefit.
My core belief that people are resilient and are capable of growth. The first step to making change in your life or to get “unstuck” can be difficult. With warmth, encouragement, acceptance and a little laughter, we will work together to find new ways of coping, identify patterns that no longer suit your needs, build and repair relationships, and create a positive therapeutic relationship while you explore your desires, goals, and motivations. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, affirming, and client-centered. Through a social justice lens, I recognize the multiple systems that affect your experiences and relationships.
(773) 645-4330 View (773) 645-4330
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Amanda Wittmer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I have found art to bring healing and comfort.
If you are someone experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, attachment issues, sexual abuse, transitions and relationship issues, this is a space to process safely through talk or art making. I work with understanding your trauma responses, triggers, attachment styles and areas of friction to help you cope and make necessary changes through an expressive arts approach and talk therapy. If you are someone ready to dive into symptoms, triggers, attachments and current stressors, I hope to provide that space for you to start your healing journey.
I have found art to bring healing and comfort.
If you are someone experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, attachment issues, sexual abuse, transitions and relationship issues, this is a space to process safely through talk or art making. I work with understanding your trauma responses, triggers, attachment styles and areas of friction to help you cope and make necessary changes through an expressive arts approach and talk therapy. If you are someone ready to dive into symptoms, triggers, attachments and current stressors, I hope to provide that space for you to start your healing journey.
(312) 756-7167 x2 View (312) 756-7167 x2
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Anne Elyse Morrill-Ploum
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
I use Theraplay, Play, Art, and Sandtray therapies.
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
I use Theraplay, Play, Art, and Sandtray therapies.
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
(773) 923-1874 View (773) 923-1874
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Claudia Angel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60637
Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, ACT, BSF and a specialty in Art Therapy will inform my suggestions and interventions.
My hope for clients in therapy is that they develop a greater sense of agency, resourcefulness and fulfillment. I strongly believe in a collaborative approach in which shared efforts to elaborate insight, problem solve and build coping skills, promote change and a deeper alignment with personal purposes and values. If you have been struggling with feeling mild or severely anxious or depressed, and if you want to understand how you can take care of yourself better and increase your sense of wellness and connectedness to life, I can be a good fit for you.
Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, ACT, BSF and a specialty in Art Therapy will inform my suggestions and interventions.
My hope for clients in therapy is that they develop a greater sense of agency, resourcefulness and fulfillment. I strongly believe in a collaborative approach in which shared efforts to elaborate insight, problem solve and build coping skills, promote change and a deeper alignment with personal purposes and values. If you have been struggling with feeling mild or severely anxious or depressed, and if you want to understand how you can take care of yourself better and increase your sense of wellness and connectedness to life, I can be a good fit for you.
(872) 266-8502 x228 View (872) 266-8502 x228
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Rachel Sharp
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Rachel. I graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I have been trained in EMDR, worked with trauma in the inner-city of Chicago and am very well versed in this department. I am LGBTQI affirming. My clients have said I have a warm presence. My therapeutic approach is client-centered- I use expressive/art therapy techniques, focus on internal family systems and parts work (essentially looking at oneself through a lens of functional parts, some more at the forefront than others). I offer free 15 min consultations.
Hi! I'm Rachel. I graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I have been trained in EMDR, worked with trauma in the inner-city of Chicago and am very well versed in this department. I am LGBTQI affirming. My clients have said I have a warm presence. My therapeutic approach is client-centered- I use expressive/art therapy techniques, focus on internal family systems and parts work (essentially looking at oneself through a lens of functional parts, some more at the forefront than others). I offer free 15 min consultations.
(773) 900-6731 View (773) 900-6731
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Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
(708) 934-4242 View (708) 934-4242
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Dr. Mrnalini Rao
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I also enjoy using art in therapy.
I believe therapy is a journey of healing, understanding one’s self and creating ways to overcome challenges together. My clinical approach includes being supportive, collaborative, understanding each individual’s unique experience and creating a warm, safe and non-judgmental space. I embrace diversity, authenticity and am committed to being culturally sensitive and sex and gender affirming. I approach therapy from a variety of perspectives to accommodate needs of each individual using psychodynamic, process oriented, feminist, decolonizing therapy, social justice and multicultural models.
I also enjoy using art in therapy.
I believe therapy is a journey of healing, understanding one’s self and creating ways to overcome challenges together. My clinical approach includes being supportive, collaborative, understanding each individual’s unique experience and creating a warm, safe and non-judgmental space. I embrace diversity, authenticity and am committed to being culturally sensitive and sex and gender affirming. I approach therapy from a variety of perspectives to accommodate needs of each individual using psychodynamic, process oriented, feminist, decolonizing therapy, social justice and multicultural models.
(773) 923-3649 View (773) 923-3649
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Leticia Perez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I also like to incorporate mindfulness and art therapy into my sessions.
Asking for help can be hard, but therapy can help you find yourself, and learn how to cope with life and life changes. I believe that it is essential to develop trust between the therapist and client, and that the therapist should provide a safe space for each client. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a safe space where you can feel comfortable enough to open up and share your story, and in the process find who you are.
I also like to incorporate mindfulness and art therapy into my sessions.
Asking for help can be hard, but therapy can help you find yourself, and learn how to cope with life and life changes. I believe that it is essential to develop trust between the therapist and client, and that the therapist should provide a safe space for each client. My goal as a therapist is to provide you with a safe space where you can feel comfortable enough to open up and share your story, and in the process find who you are.
(773) 694-8072 x22 View (773) 694-8072 x22
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Bri Beck
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
As a therapist, my goal is to co-create an authentic, safe, and courageous relationship with each unique individual. I firmly believe that within a strong therapeutic bond, beautiful transformations can unfold. My approach to therapy is characterized by openness, collaboration, affirmation, and honesty. I bring my full humanity into the therapeutic space and encourage each client to do the same. I utilize a blend of theoretical frameworks such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Somatically-Integrated Therapy, Art Therapy, "parts" work, and Feminist Therapy.
As a therapist, my goal is to co-create an authentic, safe, and courageous relationship with each unique individual. I firmly believe that within a strong therapeutic bond, beautiful transformations can unfold. My approach to therapy is characterized by openness, collaboration, affirmation, and honesty. I bring my full humanity into the therapeutic space and encourage each client to do the same. I utilize a blend of theoretical frameworks such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Somatically-Integrated Therapy, Art Therapy, "parts" work, and Feminist Therapy.
(312) 262-2873 View (312) 262-2873
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Caroline Kelly Tye
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I am a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My approach to the therapeutic process is based on creating a healthy, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship valued on authenticity, compassion, and creativity. As a trained art therapist and counselor, I use a range of modalities to tailor the therapy to your needs. My belief is that the creative process can develop a deeper understanding and connection to ourselves which can bring forth growth, transformation and healing.
I am a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My approach to the therapeutic process is based on creating a healthy, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship valued on authenticity, compassion, and creativity. As a trained art therapist and counselor, I use a range of modalities to tailor the therapy to your needs. My belief is that the creative process can develop a deeper understanding and connection to ourselves which can bring forth growth, transformation and healing.
(847) 651-8643 View (847) 651-8643
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Robert Turk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
I am trained in art therapy and enjoy facilitating creative ways to express yourself.
I am passionate about empowering people to flourish and find greater fulfillment amidst seasons of challenge and transition. Whether you are feeling stuck, lonely, emotionally exhausted, disconnected, anxious, or discouraged, let's work together to build healing and lasting positive change in your life. With my experience growing up internationally, I identify as an Adult Third Culture Kid and hold a special place for people with cross-cultural experiences who may be navigating culture shock, re-assimilation, plans to move, adoption, community building, bicultural relationships, separation from family, and other cultural challenges.
I am trained in art therapy and enjoy facilitating creative ways to express yourself.
I am passionate about empowering people to flourish and find greater fulfillment amidst seasons of challenge and transition. Whether you are feeling stuck, lonely, emotionally exhausted, disconnected, anxious, or discouraged, let's work together to build healing and lasting positive change in your life. With my experience growing up internationally, I identify as an Adult Third Culture Kid and hold a special place for people with cross-cultural experiences who may be navigating culture shock, re-assimilation, plans to move, adoption, community building, bicultural relationships, separation from family, and other cultural challenges.
(708) 726-8816 x743 View (708) 726-8816 x743
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.