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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 Elwood, the suburbs of Elwood, other nearby places such as Joliet, Channahon, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Abbey Monsalud
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I strive to co-create with you a space in which you feel safe and brave to freely express yourself. Whether you need help grounding yourself or processing emotions and thoughts you may find difficult to verbalize, we will work it out together.


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I strive to co-create with you a space in which you feel safe and brave to freely express yourself. Whether you need help grounding yourself or processing emotions and thoughts you may find difficult to verbalize, we will work it out together.

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I believe in the importance of exploring home within yourself to lead you toward compassionate self-love. I am committed to listening and meeting you where you are to support you on your journey.

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work together to understand how your past experiences inform your present difficulties as well as your strengths. We will use this lens to develop new tools and strategies to generate momentum for sustainable change.


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work together to understand how your past experiences inform your present difficulties as well as your strengths. We will use this lens to develop new tools and strategies to generate momentum for sustainable change.

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I work collaboratively using an integrative approach that draws on mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, dynamic, and creative techniques. We work together to create a plan to help support healing in your thoughts, emotions, and interpersonal patterns.

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Sessions and treatment plans will be designed to meet your unique, specific needs. It takes courage to seek an unfamiliar alternative approach to life. If you are ready to take the first step, let’s take it together.


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Sessions and treatment plans will be designed to meet your unique, specific needs. It takes courage to seek an unfamiliar alternative approach to life. If you are ready to take the first step, let’s take it together.

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My counseling approach starts with compassion, providing a warm and intimate atmosphere. I use strength-based, insight-oriented, and collaborative techniques individualized to meet the unique needs of each client.

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I will build a relationship of trust and explore together what is needed to transpire growth for the client by learning new strategies for managing emotions, boost self-awareness and promote self discovery.


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I will build a relationship of trust and explore together what is needed to transpire growth for the client by learning new strategies for managing emotions, boost self-awareness and promote self discovery.

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"In using different modalities within my practice, I believe that within the therapeutic process it is important to address issues early on upon presentation but to also meet where the client is in their recovery. I utilize Adlerian, Person-centered.

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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.


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Explore and ease anxiety, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or past trauma/s.

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The foundation of my work is psychodynamic. This means that the factors and experiences that have led to where you find yourself at this time are explored. Ultamitely, my approach is integrative; other kinds of work are used to fit the individual.

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