Creating art has always been a way humans have dealt with their emotions. There’s just something about using your hands to create something beautiful that helps you express yourself.
You know there are things going on in your life that you need to explore and you’re interested to see how art can help you get to know yourself on a deeper level.
For millennia, art has been a part of human culture. Whether it was a cave painting on a wall or an intricate piece of pottery, people have used art to interact with and understand the world around them.
You’re a long ways away from your ancestors. And the stress of your busy life looks a lot different than the stress of thousands of years ago. But there is still something very powerful about connecting your heart and hands to create something beautiful.
Art therapy goes beyond traditional talk therapy as it gives you a way to express yourself without words.
Using your hands as an extension of your imagination helps you clear your mind from other distractions and get to the root of what might be causing you emotional stress.
And there are Art Therapy professionals who use drawing, painting, and sculpting to help people solve their problems.
You know you have to find a healthier way of expressing yourself and you can’t keep everything bottled up any longer. You’re ready to start communicating so that you can reconnect with yourself and others.
When You Come to Urban Wellness for Art Therapy
- You will explore and process common themes that come up in your life
- You will learn to express yourself visually and then discuss the emotions that came up during your creative process
- You will be able to better focus on the present moment
- You will feel more connected to others in your life because you will keep your addiction from getting in the way of your relationships
- You will experience a grounding way to work through your anxiety
Who Benefits Most from Art Therapy
Art Therapy is best for those who are 7 or older and who are looking for creative ways to process their emotions. Art Therapy is not only for artists, but instead, helps individuals with a hands-on approach to self-expression.
You will benefit from Art Therapy if:
- You have ever experienced trauma in your life
- You are looking for ways to control your anxiety
- You want to learn to focus better and be present in the moment
- You are looking for creative ways to vent stress and relieve tension
- You hope to connect with yourself on a deeper level
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Art Therapy sessions with Urban Wellness. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- Instances of severe mental illness
- Current substance abuse
If you are currently experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program like Thresholds. If you are currently experiencing substance abuse or dependence, please see our other specialized service.
More About Urban Wellness
Urban Wellness Helps the Members of Our Community Thrive
Our practice is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors vary in their expertise, working with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of issues and it is our goal to find the therapist that is the right fit for you and your loved ones. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and supervision so that we can continue to help our clients and provide therapy for the whole family.
No matter the underlying reasons, keeping your emotions bottled inside does not help you thrive in life. Perhaps you feel like you have too much going on to try to improve your situation. Or maybe you just feel massively disconnected from what it is you want and need out of life. We can help–this is a safe place. Urban Wellness’ art therapists can provide you with the help and space you need to begin exploring yourself.
What Will I Pay for Art Therapy Sessions
Art Therapy is a fee for service program and Urban Wellness accepts all major forms of payment.
Initial sessions cost $170 and each follow-up session costs $145 and we recommend at least an 8-week commitment.
Urban Wellness accepts insurance and offers in network and out of network benefits. We accept BCBS PPO, Humana, and United Healthcare insurances, at their contracted rates. For your convenience, we will do a benefit check on your behalf and notify you of our in network or out of network benefits. Copays, deductibles or any out of pocket costs are due at the time of service.
Your Next Steps
You definitely can get back in touch with who you are on a core level. It is completely possible to receive therapeutic value out of a hobby that brings you joy and creativity. You will be able to find healthier coping skills that don’t involve bad habits or risky behaviors in order to find relief from negative emotions.
Having a peaceful life where you are free to express yourself may feel far off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to practice new ways to explore yourself and process your emotions.
You will use your hands to externally represent what is going on inside of you, whether you think you’re an artist or not. You’ll be able to work through whatever challenges you are facing in a healthy and productive way. In the end, you’ll learn more about yourself and how to create the life you want. Urban Wellness can help.