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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 Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, 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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Angeline Baucom
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Process through the difficult and challenging experiences and memories that have been part of your past and current path. This can be relationship issues, raising children, trauma, mental health, substance use or everyday stress.


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Process through the difficult and challenging experiences and memories that have been part of your past and current path. This can be relationship issues, raising children, trauma, mental health, substance use or everyday stress.

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I use various research-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Family

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Rediscover lost or forgotten parts of yourself and work through old wounds that have held you back from pursuing the life you long for. We will also laugh, admire the strength of your younger self, and dream together about what's to come.


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Rediscover lost or forgotten parts of yourself and work through old wounds that have held you back from pursuing the life you long for. We will also laugh, admire the strength of your younger self, and dream together about what's to come.

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I believe that self-compassion is foundational to learning, growing, and healing. I also understand that developing self-compassion takes time so I will always regard you with compassion and understanding, helping you to remember your inner good.

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Cait Glenn
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Reduce your worry and stress and have you feeling less overwhelmed, calm and clear. Anxiety and stress can stop you from being able to move forward and can keep you feeling stuck. I can help rid you of these feelings and have you reclaim your life.


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Reduce your worry and stress and have you feeling less overwhelmed, calm and clear. Anxiety and stress can stop you from being able to move forward and can keep you feeling stuck. I can help rid you of these feelings and have you reclaim your life.

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My belief is that anyone can benefit from therapy and that we all have our own unique beliefs and worries that can impact our lives. I have an integrative approach and look at therapy as a way to identify what works best for you and what doesn’t.

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Explore and dismantle your negative core beliefs, work through stuck emotions and tap into your unique inner strengths. We will work on freeing your mind and body of repetitive thought patterns keeping you stuck.


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Explore and dismantle your negative core beliefs, work through stuck emotions and tap into your unique inner strengths. We will work on freeing your mind and body of repetitive thought patterns keeping you stuck.

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My use of mindfulness in sessions. I enjoy incorporating meditation, breathwork, and creative arts modalities when appropriate. I encourage exploration of self. I will challenge and rewire your negative, self-limiting beliefs holding you back

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Dina Bdaiwi
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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

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  • High-functioning anxiety
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  • Sexual Self-Esteem
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