Creative Life Therapy LLC is accepting new clients for teletherapy. You can book an appointment and fill out intake paperwork through the links below. Please scroll all the way down to review FAQ's and contact me if you have any further questions.
Is art therapy just for artists
Absolutely not! Working in a nonverbal medium such as art can be beneficial for individuals of all ages. The vast majority of my clients do not consider themselves artists. I have worked with individuals of all ages and skill levels, including those recovering from strokes or other brain injuries who lost fine motor skills. Art truly is accessible to everyone.
What if I can’t draw
The focus of art therapy is on discovery, meaning-making, creation, and personal growth. It’s the process and not the final product which is vital. Children use art supplies without hesitation, but many of us stop during adolescence. The non-verbal aspects of art making can tap into childhood memories or ideas that aren’t easy to express verbally. It has the unique ability to bypass our barriers and help us to see ourselves in a new light.
What we create in therapy is private. During that process, you may find that you have skills you’d like to explore and develop, but the pieces you create are only shared if you decide to do so.
What can I expect from an art therapy session
Initially, we’ll discuss your history, presenting issues, and goals. Together, we’ll decide on a modality that could help you begin to explore your feelings and learn more about yourself. This may involve a combination of talk, art making, and mindfulness techniques. If you decide to work with art materials, your creations may offer insight into other areas to explore. Art making can assist you in finding creative ways to overcome challenges. It can also simply give you a space to relax and experience the healing properties involved in creation.
Do you analyze my drawings
I believe that growth and healing comes through the process, and that the meaning is derived by you. I can offer drawing assessments if we believe it may be helpful, particularly with children or those who have more difficulty communicating verbally.
What do I need
You’ll need access to a computer or phone with a video camera. You can access your therapy session directly through my website. As it will be teletherapy, you will be able to have the session from anywhere. It’s preferable to find a space where you can be private.
We’ll discuss what art supplies you have on hand and what media you’d like to explore.
Do you accept insurance
After careful consideration, I have decided to no longer work with insurance companies. When I work for the insurance company rather than individual clients, I need to send them your personal information, such as goals, progress, and themes that we discuss during our therapy sessions. An outside party under budget pressure is then making the decisions as to treatment length and modality. I have chosen to work in a way that my sole focus is on you. I am not required to relay your very personal information to a third party, and we are the ones who mutually decide the length and scope of the therapy.
That said, I can provide you with my information and monthly invoices if you are interested in seeking insurance reimbursement for my services.
How do I start
You can schedule your appointment and pay through the link on this page. Once you set your appointment, please fill out the appropriate intake questions. There are two links: one for minors, and one for adults. At your scheduled appointment time, click the appointment check-in link. You'll be directed to a virtual waiting room, and I'll begin the session at your scheduled time.
I look forward to working with you!