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Art Therapy? What the heck is that?

Art therapy utilizes various different visual art materials such as drawing, painting, clay work, collage, mixed media, photography, crafting, and more. Previous knowledge or experience in art-making is not needed. The therapeutic space is a supportive and non-judgmental zone for you to feel comfortable creating freely. 
 
Art therapy sessions are structured based upon individual goals and needs. There will be plenty of time for both art making and discussion. The artwork created in sessions will never be graded or viewed based on professional quality, rather seen as a lens for self-reflection, discovery, and growth. The information we gather from your artwork will be used to help reach your therapy goals and gain self-awareness.

Work with Me

I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling to adapt and find their sense of purpose and self-worth. My clients typically experience difficulties with past or recent traumas, increased or new life stressors, depression and/or anxiety, loss/grief, etc. Together, we can develop tools to help you gain a sense of self-awareness and clearly defined direction, and feel grounded in your life to help you become your most authentic self.

Trauma 
Art therapy can help you process and understand suppressed emotions related to past or recent traumas by providing a safe space for expression and healing from painful memories. You will learn to cope with triggers related to your trauma, reduce anxiety and alleviate PTSD symptoms interfering with your day to day life.

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Anxiety
Art therapy can help to alleviate anxiety by calming the nervous system, and allowing for the creative process to flow. Creativity and art making is proven to provide emotional relief through encouragement of expression and improvement of reality orientation and mindfulness. Materials that relieve anxiety and worry can be utilized for your individual needs to help you feel more comfortable with the therapeutic process, and learn to cope with anxiety in your every day life.

Self-Discovery
Art therapy and the creative process will help you to dig deep into your mind and soul to better understand yourself and your emotions. Art can be a powerful tool for processing the past, present, and future, and encouraging exploration of your self and your internal experience. Together we will help you become your most authentic self and work towards living your best life. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I have no experience in art making?

A: That's okay! Art therapy focuses on expression rather than quality or talent in art making

Q: What if I'm not good at art?

A: No problem. Stick figures are welcome.

Q: Can I still make art in a telehealth session?

A: Absolutely. 

Q: How does "processing my art" work?

A: You are the only one who knows what your art represents. I will be there to help guide you through making meaning and the processing of your artwork.

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Therapy made affordable!

I accept most major insurances and provide sliding scale private pay fees.

How much does therapy cost?

Insurance and Out-of-Network Fees

Insurance is accepted through Headway and Sondermind (for veterans and military), they are both easy platforms in navigating complications with insurance billing, co-payments, scheduling, etc. For other insurances and out-of-network clients, information regarding fees will be provided on an individual basis.

  

Accepted Insurances:

Aetna | Blue Cross & Blue Shield | Cigna | Friday Health Plans | Optum | Oscar Health | Oxford | TriWest | United Healthcare

 

Disclaimer

Due to the fluctuating nature of health insurance policies, I cannot guarantee outcomes of superbills or quote reimbursement or co-payment amounts.

 

Private Pay 

Sliding scale prices will be discussed before treatment begins. 

Individual telehealth art and talk-therapy sessions are $115 for 45 minutes and $125 for 50 minutes. 

Group telehealth art and talk-therapy sessions are $65 per session. For closed groups, payment  for the entirety of the group is to be provided upfront.

 

Good Faith Estimate

 

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

 

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

 

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.

For more information about art therapy please visit the American Art Therapy Association.