Art Therapy

Starting in January 2022.  We can now take appointments for ART THERAPY. WE HAVE A  CERTIFIED ART THERAPY PRACTIONER ON STAFF. 

 

Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services art workshop that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. Art Therapy, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art Therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.

 

We work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth. Through integrative methods, art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication, which can circumvent the limitations of language. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience, and empowers individual, communal, and societal transformation.

Art therapy is associated with sustained improvement in cognitive function in the elderly with mild neurocognitive disorder. Arts‐based therapies are generally considered as interventions managing manifestations of dementia, as they may help to slow cognitive deterioration, address symptoms related to psychosocially challenging behaviors and improve quality of life.

Art Therapy has been shown to help people with PSTD, Autism,  Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Depression, and ADHD.

We will offer Art Therapy for :

  • Children 5 to 12

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • Seniors 55+

Art therapy uses the universal language of art to help express and organize complex emotions.

 

FOR YOU

 

Many of us struggle with anxiety and depression and haven’t been able to find a way to manage the overwhelming impact they can have on everyday life, including relationships, sleeping patterns, or ability to focus and function.

 

FOR A LOVED ONE

 

Watching a loved one suffer or go through a challenging time can be painful and trigger helpless feelings. You alone may not have the tools to help them process and communicate what they are going through, but support is available.

SESSIONS

At the beginning of treatment, it is recommended that you or your loved one meet with your therapist weekly in order to establish the relationship and continuity. However, the overall length of treatment and frequency of sessions is determined on an individual basis. Depending on treatment goals, you may engage in therapy sessions for a few months or for up to a year or longer. This is determined by your comfort level and the clinical evaluation of your therapist which will be revisited and re-evaluated as therapy progresses.

   

CALL US AT 727-810-3542 TO LEARN MORE OR TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS. 

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ARTISTIC ABILITY

Clients do not need to possess artistic skills, as art therapy leverages our natural abilities to use creativity and art media to channel and identify feelings and memories that may not be accessed as easily with words. We encourage psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or any mental health or medical professional to contact us regarding the art therapy services we offer.

COSTS

Individual sessions typically run for 50-55 minutes and cost $150. 

We accept payment via credit card, Venmo, Zelle, cash, and check.

INSURANCE

Our Art Therapy Practice is an out of network provider. While you are responsible for paying our fee at time of service, we can provide a receipt or “superbill” that you can submit to your insurance provider for possible out of network reimbursement. Individuals may also be able to use their FSA or HSA health reimbursement accounts to pay session fees. Please make sure to check with your insurance provider first for details regarding your coverage.

 

CANCELLATION

24 hour notice is required for canceling an appointment. If notice is provided in less than 24 hours, you will be responsible for paying your session fee in full.