Art Therapy in Cleveland, TN

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Bailey Spradling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-I
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Through child-centered play and art activities, I provide my clients with a space to process and explore in order to make sense of their world.
I understand the exhaustion that can come from feeling like you’ve tried everything. Whether you are a young adult looking for services for yourself, or a parent seeking services for your child, I would love to join you in your journey to try and trust the therapeutic process.
(423) 441-4682
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Cleveland, TN 37311
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Courtney Liljekvist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children (ages 4-12), adolescents, families, and adults. My goal is to offer a safe space to those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidality, low self-esteem, family conflict, or attachment issues. While I like to draw from multiple approaches, including: attachment work, play therapy, mindfulness practices, art therapy , CBT, and family therapy, I ultimately tailor my approach to the needs of the person. Coming to therapy takes a significant step of bravery and I strive to create an environment that promotes acceptance and growth.
(423) 561-9914
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Cleveland, TN 37312
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Maddy Morris
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
Verified
I have found that art therapy and play therapy are extremely beneficial in the healing process.
Children, adolescents, and young adults who need someone to meet them where they’re at. I enjoy working with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief/loss, family conflict, and blended family acclimation.
(423) 375-8574
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Cleveland, TN 37312
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Rob England
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFTI
Verified
Verified
Family. This word may bring up feelings of warmth, or it may bring up feelings of anxiety, suffering, or helplessness. You want to reclaim the feelings of safety, security, contentment, peace, and love that once accompanied your hopes or thoughts of what your family could be. Or maybe your goal is to start off on the right foot, with your recent or upcoming marriage, or to ensure that your child is off to an emotionally healthy start in their younger years. Whichever the case, healthy families require focus, intentional work, and can sometimes use outside assistance from a caring professional.
(423) 689-1800
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Cleveland, TN 37312
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Kristi Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked with children in different capacities throughout my life and have been in the mental health field for over 10 years providing therapy for children, individuals and families. I have worked with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, autism, relationship issues, trauma, self harm and much more. I believe that YOU are the expert in your life, however I know that at times it is helpful to be able to talk to someone else. I strive to empower, encourage and support each person that work with. I enjoy meeting new people and working to help others create the life they truly desire to live.
(423) 436-9727
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Cleveland, TN 37312
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Rachel Hull
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am currently studying at the University of West Alabama for my Masters in Clinical Mental Health. I am interning under the direct supervision of Julie Tilley in Cleveland, TN as I work towards my goal of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. I specialize in working with children and teenagers as they are navigating through their stages and trying to find their place in the world.
(423) 436-9761
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Cleveland, TN 37311
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Sarah Varnes
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFTI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Relationships build the context of our lives. We learn who we are from those around us. This exchange has the power to influence our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. While relationships have the beautiful ability to build us up, encourage us, and support us, they also have the reverse effect. Have you ever been in a relationship that tore you down, made you question your worth, damaged your self-esteem, or left you wondering why you weren't enough? Have these unhealthy or toxic relationships hindered your ability to seek out and sustain a healthy one? This story doesn't have to be yours forever and you're not alone.
(423) 476-1933
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Cleveland, TN 37311
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Tabitha A Shumate
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-I, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
At times symptoms from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression that follows, can hinder our ability from living the life we want, especially when feeling vulnerable and misunderstood. This affects our relationships, parenting, friendships, marriages, career, social life, and living out our fullest potential. If your struggling with a thought life that leans more on the negative side and doesn't line up with who you are or who you want to be, I can help.
(423) 648-3150
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Cleveland, TN 37312
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Jennifer M. Weller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
On the outside it looks like you have it all together. But on the inside you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You've spent the last however-many-years trying to keep everything together, but it’s exhausting, and you don’t think you can do it anymore. You're tired of giving so much to everyone else while you continue to come last on your list. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
(423) 556-9035
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Cleveland, TN 37312
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Online Therapists

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Michelle Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA-CMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am passionate about story, visual arts, attachment healing, and a holistic view of us as spiritual, physical, and relational beings. I enjoy using art therapy with my clients to explore many aspects of hurt and healing. I have several years of experience working in mental and behavioral health treatment, with a variety of ages. I currently desire to work with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, codependency, trauma and post-traumatic stress, and other life stressors. I believe we are formed by both the things we have experienced and the relationships we have been a part of.
(423) 250-9433
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Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Jas Sullivan Milam
Art Therapist, ATR/BC
Verified
Verified
Have you tried talk therapy but still feel stuck? I am an artist and art therapist with over 30 years of personal recovery. My background is in 12 Step models, Jungian psychology, family systems and lots of art making experience. YOU DO NOT NEED ART TRAINING OR TALENT TO BENEFIT FROM ART THERAPY . Because art is a right-brained function, art therapy can be especially useful to people who are "too smart" for talk therapy. It can also be useful for working with children. If the idea of experiential therapy sounds good to you schedule an assessment today.
(423) 708-4228
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Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Megan MacNamara Monday
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reach out to me if you love spirituality, art therapy , self care, and want to put your past behind you.
More smiling, less worrying. More Compassion, Less Judgment. That's what we all want- to feel understood. I help empower women to love themselves. My speciality is trauma recovery. My experience as an EMDR therapist & DBT psychologist helps you to deal with anxiety and depression. You may be a struggling mom, creative, business owner, empath, or trauma survivor that is ready to get past survive and start to thrive. My clients say they feel immediate relief, a deep connection, & I open up worlds they never thought was possible. New virtual and in person women's empowerment groups!
(865) 383-1322
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Maryville, TN 37804
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Come As You Are Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-P
Verified
Verified
I encourage you to reach out for a free, 20 min consultation to discuss whether art therapy , and myself as your therapist, is right for you.
You find yourself in a reoccurring pattern that you don't know how to break- You do SO much for others, understanding the importance of caring for yourself too, yet you find that it's difficult to trust them with the "too-much-ness"/ "intense emotion" that you've been accused of possessing. You're left to carry it on your own, not wanting to burden others with your struggles. You wish you could shut off that nagging, critical voice in your head & all the self-doubt that comes with it. Maybe, at times, you feel as if the tug-of-war of thoughts & emotions is too messy & overwhelming to touch. You think, "Maybe 'they' were right."...
(423) 205-5769
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Chattanooga, TN 37415
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Chandler Elliott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes emotions are confusing, which is why I also like to use creative approaches such as Art Therapy for clients who may express themselves in colors, music, drawings, books, and writings, rather than just words.
If you have ever been asked, "Do you even have emotions?" or told, "You are not processing the way you probably should", it can be overwhelming and confusing. I may be of help if you process life a little different than the average person. I work primarily with teenagers, college students, and young adults. I specialize in helping those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, family and relationship issues, and life transitions. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are working collaboratively towards their goals through a calm and genuine approach.
(865) 302-3687
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Knoxville, TN 37919
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Luda Wilner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
I also incorporate creative strategies such as art , stretching, breathing and story-telling when words become too difficult to express yourself fully.
If you are feeling stuck, hopeless, experiencing lack of motivation, feeling disconnected and isolated from the world and your relationships, I want to support you in regaining trust in yourself, others and in life. I am a trauma certified therapist holding a certificate in trauma treatment from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I support clients through building skills for coping with PTSD symptoms, life stressors and triggers that may impact effective daily functioning and self esteem.
(865) 568-6216
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Maryville, TN 37801
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Tammy Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also love to use what inspires you being art , music, writing, or anything else that can bring laughter and healing.
The biggest reason many don't seek counseling is the fear of reliving the past. Forward facing trauma therapy proves you don't always have to go back to move forward. There is a different way. There is a better way. We start with the symptoms of the present. Then look at how trauma affects the brain and changes how we, think, feel, and behave here in the present. Learning how to fix and reset the brain while decreasing symptoms is our goal at Sessions of Serenity. Done at your pace, in a way that helps restore safety, creates calm and empowers the client. Your past does not have to continue robbing you of your future.
(615) 265-6488
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Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Heather Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach consists of knowledge regarding the diagnosis,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Orientated Guidance, Exposure Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy , Mindfulness and Meditation, DBT, ABA and genuine concern,care and concentration for each client.
***ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** I welcome adults, teenagers, children, and couples. I have 19 years experience in the Mental Health field and always continue to learn how to best help a variety of populations. I have experience in and am able to treat people who have Anxiety, Depression, on the Autism Spectrum,Bi-polar, ADHD, OCD, Addictions, Phobias, ODD, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders and low self-esteem.
(865) 217-2692
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Maryville, TN 37801
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Jen Nicole Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Is your child needing guidance in expressing feelings and emotions appropriately? Does your child prefer an alternative approach utilizing Art and Play therapy? Do you or someone you know need help in making challenging decisions while being in alignment with your faith? Would you like to talk to someone who is calming and non-judgemental? Have you or someone you know been dealing with being overwhelmed with life in general?
(865) 351-2240
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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Diane Gammon -Living With Hope Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, CMHIMP, NCC, MS
Verified
Verified
I Implement Art , Play, and Sand Therapy.
My passion is to help empower individuals who are broken in spirit to attain hope and healing. I extend a non-judgmental and a safe demeanor. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Integrated Medicine Nutritional Mental Health Professional. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety/ Panic Attacks, Grief/ Loss, Miscarriage/ Infant Loss, Trauma/ Crisis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Crisis, Self-Harm, Suicide Ideation, Addictions, Low Self- Esteem, Self-Care Issues, Weight/ Body Image, Abuse Recovery, Adolescents in the Foster Care System, College Students/ Young Adults, Women and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Aspergers).
(615) 654-6252
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Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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Richard R Dion
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPC
Verified
Verified
As a primary therapist and sole owner of Broken Vessels Counseling, I am focused on only one thing, your success. I am passionate about walking along side the hurting, the lost, the captive, the broken, as they discover for themselves their own unique qualities that make them the treasured works of art they where always meant to be. It is my belief that through client centered individual therapy; "Team" oriented Family Therapy; and peer support group therapy; anyone who comes through our program and gives it all they have will successfully transition towards their desired goal in life, with new inner self awareness, esteem.
(865) 326-3660
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Knoxville, TN 37914
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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.