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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 Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, 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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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.

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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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Bill Singerman
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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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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.

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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.

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Embarking on a therapeutic journey is a process that allows both therapist and client to work together as a team to attain the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to live a life that serves divine purpose and fulfillment.

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I employ evidence-based holistic stress management techniques such as self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, guided imagery and art therapy to help my clients reduce the multifactorial effects of stress on the physical, psychological and spiritual.

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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:

My approach to therapy is multifaceted, and we incorporate expressive arts to help you go deeper than traditional talk therapy.

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