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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 Oak Park, the suburbs of Oak Park, other nearby places such as Elmhurst, Chicago, 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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Jennifer Ziegler
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discover a new way forward out of the stuck places of your life. We will resolve the past so that you can be present today and experience hope for your future.


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discover a new way forward out of the stuck places of your life. We will resolve the past so that you can be present today and experience hope for your future.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe that creativity and imagination is often a wonderful catalyst for change. I like to collaborate with clients to use art, music, movement, imagery, therapeutic knitting and others means for creating new experiences of hope and progress.

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  • Anxiety
  • grief
  • Trauma
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Liana Gerdov
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Hand in hand, we will dive into the depth to uncover and heal your shadows, challenges, and road blocks. Let's work through your current difficulties and help you fall in love with your true self again so that you can become liberated and empowered!


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Hand in hand, we will dive into the depth to uncover and heal your shadows, challenges, and road blocks. Let's work through your current difficulties and help you fall in love with your true self again so that you can become liberated and empowered!

Something to know about my approach is:

Exploring the techniques that are best for you, let's get creative- blending cognitive, analytical, interpersonal, mindfulness, solution-focused, somatic, creative arts. Dive deeper w/ clinical/spiritual hypnotherapy, energy healing, and meditation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
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  • Trauma
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Mie Tamura
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the effects of trauma, by challenging circumstances, or just feeling stuck in life? Do you have hard time expressing/describing your feeling in words?


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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the effects of trauma, by challenging circumstances, or just feeling stuck in life? Do you have hard time expressing/describing your feeling in words?

Something to know about my approach is:

I integrate creative therapy such as art therapy, EMDR, positive psychology, other holistic intervention to find the best combination to heal our inner self to cultivate positive growth

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
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Julianna Murphy
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Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Self-Esteem, Grief/Loss, School related issues, Peer Relationships/Conflict.


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Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Self-Esteem, Grief/Loss, School related issues, Peer Relationships/Conflict.

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I am both a licensed professional counselor and art therapist. My own personal story/previous work experience involves working with youth, adolescents and adults of various backgrounds and needs.

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  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • School issues
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CIARA WARD
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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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