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Art therapy is a type of therapy that utilizes artistic processes in the process to improve mental well-being. Art therapy creates the space for you to express your feelings and thoughts through ways other than words and talking.

Some of the most common techniques that mental professionals employ in art therapy include:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Clay sculpture
  • Coloring
  • Collage
  • Photography

For someone who struggles to express their emotions and experiences through words alone, art therapy enables them to express themselves through visual representations. Art therapy is often paired with other types of therapy to better get to the root of and heal from mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders.

Whether you are located in downtown Chula Vista, Eastlake Vistats, Golf Course, Northwest, or even Rancho Del Rey, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Art Therapy Benefits

There are many benefits that come along with art therapy, and here are a few of them:

  • Self-awareness.
  • Self-expression.
  • Lower levels of stress.
  • Increased self-esteem.
  • Improved motor function.
  • Freer communication.

The benefits of art therapy apply to children, teens, and adults regardless of artistic ability. If you are interested in art therapy, read this article by licensed therapist Marla Berger about how art therapy heals.

Get Started with Art Therapy Today!

The best way to find out whether art therapy is for you is to seek out a licensed therapist who specializes in art therapy. And that’s why we’re here! Mental Health Match can help you get started by quickly matching you with a professional art therapist. Begin by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Maria Borges
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Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.


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Together, we will:

Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a body-mind approach called Somatics. By slowing down, we pay attention to physical sensations, movements, and breath. This helps us learn and practice skills to process stress, anxiety, and trauma in order to feel more present and grounded.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
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Dr. Anissa York
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engage in a thorough clinical assessment that gathers information related to your identity, history, and relationships. This will help guide our work, increase understanding of patterns, find new ways of functioning, and build on coping strategies.


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engage in a thorough clinical assessment that gathers information related to your identity, history, and relationships. This will help guide our work, increase understanding of patterns, find new ways of functioning, and build on coping strategies.

Something to know about my approach is:

My work is rooted in evidence-based treatment and is led by respect, collaboration, empowerment, and relational connection. I have an identity-honoring approach that seeks to decrease tough emotional experiences while addressing current challenges.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
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Christina Dee
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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening the capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and compassionate, resilient heart.


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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening the capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and compassionate, resilient heart.

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My psychotherapy practice integrates psychodynamic, existential, Jungian, trauma-informed, neuroscience, meditative-based, somatic and depth approaches to psychological growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation.

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Katelyn Fike
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We can tap into our creative selves to find the growth we are looking for. I am here to learn about your experience, listen, and offer support while we work together towards the life you wish to attain.


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Together, we will:

We can tap into our creative selves to find the growth we are looking for. I am here to learn about your experience, listen, and offer support while we work together towards the life you wish to attain.

Something to know about my approach is:

My therapeutic approach is creative, collaborative, and strongly rooted in self-exploration. I incorporate mindfulness and strength based interventions. I come from a history of theatre arts, performing, and directing that I incorporate into my work.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Women's Issues
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Erin Powers
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Explore and dismantle your negative core beliefs, work through stuck emotions and tap into your unique inner strengths. We will free your mind and body of repetitive negative loops keeping you stuck and give you practical tools to create a new path.


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Together, we will:

Explore and dismantle your negative core beliefs, work through stuck emotions and tap into your unique inner strengths. We will free your mind and body of repetitive negative loops keeping you stuck and give you practical tools to create a new path.

Something to know about my approach is:

My use of mindfulness in sessions. I enjoy incorporating meditation, breathwork, and creative art modalities when appropriate. I encourage exploration of spirituality and will challenge negative, self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

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  • Anger Management
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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