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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 River Grove, the suburbs of River Grove, other nearby places such as Franklin Park, Melrose Park, 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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Rachel Epley
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Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.


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Create a space of safety and bravery, identify goals and aspirations you hold for yourself, work towards increasing mindfulness and self-compassion, collaborate to identify and work with difficult feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships.

Something to know about my approach is:

I balance my approach by focusing on personal strengths and values in addition to areas of potential growth and change. I have experience using CBT, DBT, ACT, positive psychology, and music therapy approaches.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Identity Issues
  • Life changes
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Deborah Danner
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Together we will explore your childhood, past, and present. Learning more about who you are is essential for being able to challenge the difficulties that have brought you here. Together we will work to make you stronger, happier, and empowered.


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Together we will explore your childhood, past, and present. Learning more about who you are is essential for being able to challenge the difficulties that have brought you here. Together we will work to make you stronger, happier, and empowered.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a variety of approaches using talk therapy, explorations of your childhood and your past, and a variety of art therapy techniques. I like to find out what your interests are and incorporate that into your sessions (art, music, books, etc).

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • interracial couples
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Tanya Kavicky-Mels
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Get comfortable with the uncomfortable parts, and will discuss any topic with you, whether it be death, money, sex, or deep desires/longings. I do not shy away from being uncomfortable, especially if that means you can grow into the person you are.


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Get comfortable with the uncomfortable parts, and will discuss any topic with you, whether it be death, money, sex, or deep desires/longings. I do not shy away from being uncomfortable, especially if that means you can grow into the person you are.

Something to know about my approach is:

I just don't sit and nod my head. I walk along side you. As your therapist, I walk my talk. I invest in my personal and professional growth. I don’t think it is fair to ask you to trust and engage in your growth work if I don’t do the same.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Distress
  • Symbolic Grief
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Kate Hoffower
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Let’s face your worries head on with humor, patience and creativity.


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Let’s face your worries head on with humor, patience and creativity.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am comfortable and experienced with filling the session with conversation but have a variety of other tools and talents to add. Ask me about creative arts therapy and ecotherapy if you would like to learn more.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Map in Oak Park, Illinois for Kate Hoffower therapy location.
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Lekesha Dean
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Co-create and explore meaning and coping strategies to help you navigate through challenging times and welcome new parts of you with care and excitement.


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Co-create and explore meaning and coping strategies to help you navigate through challenging times and welcome new parts of you with care and excitement.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with clients from both narrative and systemic lens. I believe that we are all experts when it comes to our own lives. What we need to move forward is not only within us, but around us in our interactions.

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  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Divorce Recovery for Children
  • grief
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Balance
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Understanding
  • Self-Worth
  • Weight Release & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Wellness
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Lekesha Dean remote and phone therapy in Illinois