Art Therapy in Oak Park, IL

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Rebecca Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have spent the last 13 years becoming formally trained in therapeutic models that are both restorative and result producing (Internal Family Systems, Somatic Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Art Therapy ).
When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals.
(773) 904-2152
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Allegra Socki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from the person-centered model of therapy, incorporating mindfulness techniques, trauma-informed care and expressive/ art therapy techniques. I work with children, teens and adults who may struggle with issues of identity and social/emotional problems as well as those with learning disabilities and developmental disorders. I have a background in working with those who identify as LGBTQ+ and who experience daily struggles living with ADHD, anxiety and/or depression.
(708) 274-4588
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Elisha-Rio Pineda Apilado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
“Although my official title reads “Counselor and Art Therapist”, my clients know me as an identity-crisis guide, self-love igniter, and artistic ally. I help people who carry a heavy weight on their shoulders: the responsibility to be who others expect them to be, the dance of trying to relate to their family and their friends without feeling like a chameleon, and the pressure to fit in while staying true to themselves. My clients come to me because they are tired of holding back in their relationships and they’re finally ready to create an identity where they can confidently be their authentic selves with everyone in their lives.
(708) 742-8842
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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$150 per session
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Leo Lease
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Verified
As an art therapist and LCPC I specialize in using expressive means, as well as DBT and attachment-theory.
I provide counseling for kids, adolescents, and adults. My clients often come in to reflect on trauma, relational stressors, depression, anxiety, attachment, and self esteem. Special areas of interest include working within the queer community and helping others gain access to gender affirming care. I also often work with clients who are exploring and managing personality traits, and/or children or partners of others with personality disorders. My approach is relational, trauma informed, and driven through non judgement. I recognize the multiple systems that effect your experiences and relationships.
(708) 722-8843
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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$150 (individual)$160 (couples)
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Caitlin Woodstock
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
I have a masters in Art Therapy and Clinical Counseling.
My clients include children, teens, adults and families. They share a commitment to healing, development and personal growth. We work together to foster a strong therapeutic alliance built upon trust, mutual respect, communication, creativity and relational connection. My clients are open to exploring and applying the arts toward the healing of trauma wounds, attachment issues, relationship conflicts, and eradication of maladaptive thought-patterns and beliefs. They are diverse in age, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and culture. Collaboratively we move toward healing the personal, relational and transpersonal alike.
(708) 249-3962
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Oak Park, IL 60304
$130 per session
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Maddie Gerig Shelly
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
I graduated from Lesley University in 2022 with a degree in Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Through a supportive, authentic, and unconditional therapeutic relationship, I will join you in a process of curiosity and compassion as we explore your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Beginning therapy, wherever you are on your healing journey, is challenging and brave work. I draw on humanistic psychotherapy and methods of mindfulness, internal family systems therapy, and art therapy to help you become attuned to your emotions, body, and authentic self. I will honor your complex story and accompany you at your own pace.
(708) 295-3059
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATC
Verified
Verified
I love to work collaboratively to explore one’s personal experiences and identity to help facilitate healing and self-growth. I have experience working with clients who have struggled with a wide range of mental health disorders including PTSD, substance use, and positive identity formulation. In addition to art therapy interventions, I use other counseling techniques in an eclectic approach, integrating mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic theory. As an art therapist, I also identify as an artist. This provides my clients many opportunities to learn more about themselves while also learning art skills.
(708) 578-8666
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Michael S Applegate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified
Verified
I offer both traditional and art therapy services for anxiety, depression, mood or behavioral issues, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, and work/school related concerns.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to manage all of life's stressors? Are you a parent that is concerned about Covid-19's impact on you child's well-being? If so, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. My areas of focus are children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood, or behavioral issues. I have clinical experience working in a therapeutic school for children with social, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, I also work with veterans. As a veteran, I am uniquely qualified to help navigate the issues facing service-members.
(708) 654-1410
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Oak Park, IL 60302
$130 per session
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Elizabeth Fotopoulos LLC
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ATR-BC, ATCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. I have 10 years of professional experience in providing individual and family therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. My experience is in out-patient services working with depressive and mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, and life transitions.
(847) 813-7481
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Grace Therapy and Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
Here at GTWC, we care about your relationships. We believe that human beings are wired for connection. We strive to help you heal yourself and your relationships through honest assessment, courageous communication, self-improvement, and authentic connection. Therapy is both an art and a science. Our therapists are trained in liberation psychology and provide therapy in a compassionate, culturally humble, personalized way. We always prioritize the relationship with our clients, in combination with skillful interventions that strive to meet your goals. Our practice is anti-racist and LGBTQ+, sex worker, kink, and poly affirming.
(630) 884-4160
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Jacqueline Carmody
Counselor, LCPC, ATR, BC, ATCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently taking on new clients seeking supervision towards hours for ATR licensure. Waitlist for clients seeking 1:1 therapy. Through counseling and art therapy one can unleash their creative potential. Art is an effective way to discover solutions to problems you have been procrastinating on. You can learn how to improve your ability to indulge in relaxation and mindfulness. I promote healing, relaxation, and recovery through CBT art therapy based interventions.
(312) 283-1817 x111
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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$160 per session
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Ryan James Chandler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy bringing art , mediation, technology, games, and more into the therapy space to use as tools.
Greetings, I am Ryan Chandler. I am passionate about helping others in therapeutic settings and in all walks of life. I am from the south side of Chicago but have lived in almost every major city in the U.S. My diverse background and experiences allow me to connect and create nourishing relationships with the people I meet. I understand the process of finding a therapist can be a daunting task. I congratulate you on taking the first major step. My calm, laid-back, interpersonal connection creates a safe and comfortable space.
(312) 465-4604
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Clare McCarthy
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Emotional pain and stress are parts of life, but finding meaningful ways through these experiences benefits from a trusting and guided partnership. Art therapy provides a non-judgmental bridge to help people of all ages explore and clarify what is contributing to emotional disturbances, express and process complex internal experiences, and practice new behaviors that support an integrated and fulfilling life.
(773) 906-4414
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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$130 per session
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Anne Drake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Does your child's anxiety, ADHD or other issue lead to big feelings and reactions? Big feelings can be overwhelming to children, causing even bigger reactions. These feelings can impact your child, and your whole family, daily, even doing things they enjoy. It can impact them at home, in school and with friendships. Using strategies such as play therapy or art , we can teach your child new ways to understand and manage these big feelings, bringing more calm and peace to your child and family.
(785) 425-0018
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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$135 per session
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JKorotko Counseling & Art Therapy, PC
Counselor, LCPC, ATR, SEP
Verified
Verified
JKorotko Counseling & Art Therapy , PC is now excepting new clients with Peta and Rebecca. Peta is an MAAT and LPC. Her training includes experience with a variety of clients where she provides both individual and group counseling and Art Therapy . Her clinical interests include working with adolescents and emerging adult clients through the creative process. Rebecca is a bilingual therapist who has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families, providing them with individual and family therapy. Rebecca has experience with crisis intervention, relationship building, and trauma.
(872) 246-9899
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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$125 per session
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Teletherapy Emdr Offered Rosy Tyree
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MAAT, ATR, LCPC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to traditional talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, I also employ more progressive forms of therapy such as compassionate focused therapy, EMDR, BSP, strengths-based approach, energy psychology and art therapy .
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Do you have intrusive and/or brooding thoughts that may be connected to an old memory or issue that is hard to quiet? Are you tired of feeling miserable and would like to learn tangible and useful techniques that will help take the edge and, in some instances, eliminate these thoughts and feelings? If you are ready to make that change, are open minded to learning non-traditional therapeutic methods, then please reach out to me and we’ll get started! As of now, I am taking new clients with convenient Saturday and Sunday hours. I am providing teletherapy / Skype services.
(872) 266-7949
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Oak Park, IL 60301
$100 (individual)$125 (couples)
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Erin Mooney-Simkus
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I am also a board-certified art therapist and integrate the creative process when it makes sense for the client.
If you want to feel more content, improve your relationships and manage life transitions, we can work together to develop awareness, build resilience & create balance to meet your goals, and feel better. I work with young adults, & adults managing depression, anxiety, trauma, loss & interpersonal conflicts. I provide a safe space for LGBTQ concerns, whether you or someone close to you identifies. My specialties include identity support, parents of LGBTQ children, couples, family building, and parenting.
(847) 860-6895
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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$130 (individual)$175 (couples)
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BlackBird Behavioral Health
Psychologist, LCPC, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes life can be challenging... therapy may help you to process experiences, memories, relationships, thoughts or feelings that cause discomfort or pain. Perhaps you lost your balance or have a longer term issue you need to manage. We recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change; and our approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. We are very empathic therapists and our safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapies will make it easier for you to explore your world.
(708) 274-7655
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Cherie Hamaj
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
One of the most challenging steps in the therapeutic process is making the first call. People are often concerned about the stigma that surrounds therapy but seeking out services in itself shows a high level of courage and strength, as well as an interest in growth and change. After our initial contact, I will support and encourage you throughout your journey. I believe that therapy is a unique path that you should not have to go through alone.
(708) 765-6039
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Vanesa Cervantes
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Hello! Hola! I’m Dr. Vanesa Cervantes, and I’m a Family and Child Psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that every person has the potential to thrive and overcome challenges they may be currently facing. My treatment approach is collaborative, by working together we can develop healthy coping skills, strengthen your social and emotional health and empower you to understand and manage your emotions, behaviors, and social relationships. Through our work together you can expect to also learn effective parenting skills that can strengthen your bond and communication with your child.
(872) 259-4373
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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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.