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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 Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, 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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Julianna Murphy
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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.

Something to know about my approach is:

"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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  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • children of divorce
  • children with chronic illness/terminal illness
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Meredith Schroeder


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  • Anxiety
  • Caregivers for individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
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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.

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  • Anxiety
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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.

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Ash Levine
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explore what's going wrong, what's going right, and how we can mix up the balance. We'll explore what you want and need, and figure out what behaviors need to change to get you there -- all in a shame and judgement free space.


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Together, we will:

explore what's going wrong, what's going right, and how we can mix up the balance. We'll explore what you want and need, and figure out what behaviors need to change to get you there -- all in a shame and judgement free space.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I'm always going to keep you at the center of the work. This is your life, your relationships, and your future. I have some expertise and tools, but you're the expert on you.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
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