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5015 W Lawrence Ave, Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60630
Art therapy is a unique form of psychotherapy that combines therapeutic techniques with the creative process to help you cope with stress, manage behaviors, overcome traumas, and improve your self-esteem and well-being. It is based on the philosophy that the creative process propels insight, self-awareness, and an increase in emotional well-being. Our licensed art therapists utilize a variety of creative methods such as drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. that helps facilitate the healing process for all ages.
Much of what we know about ourselves comes from the relationships we have with others. We learn about ourselves based upon our early experiences with whom we have the closest relationships with. This results in the development of our personality and can result in us getting stuck in certain patterns and trends throughout our life. A Psychodynamic/Relational Therapist will help you identify and uncover relational themes in your life, giving you insight and a deeper understanding of how your needs have been met or unmet throughout your life. Together, you and your therapist will help create a supportive environment that will facilitate strength and safety. Many people have struggled with destructive relationships with family members, co-workers, and romantic partners. Moving forward, you will experience a sense of empowerment and healing and begin to understand your previous relationships, while also creating new meanings for future ones.
Many of our therapists specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based form of treatment that focuses on one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In particular, the therapist will examine thoughts related to how you view yourself, others, and the world around you. Many times our automatic thoughts can be distorted, which can negatively impact the way we feel and how we behave. Changing the way we think about things can be a powerful technique that influences our mood and activities. In fact, studies have indicated that this form of therapy has been proven to result in positive changes in brain chemistry and activity.