Counseling & Art Therapy:
What Are They and How Can They Help Me?
I am a licensed professional counselor, and a nationally board certified and registered art therapist. I utilize both counseling and art therapy interventions throughout my work, based on the needs of the client. In my practice, I work in an eclectic, client-centered approach, which creates a supportive, healing atmosphere where clients may feel safe to explore any issue that may arise.
Art Therapy is a mental health profession that uses art media and the creative process of making art to explore feelings, resolve emotional conflicts, develop social skills, increase self-esteem, increase self-awareness, and to improve communication skills. When creating art, clients are able to problem solve when issues arise. Clients learn to adapt to the unexpected, to come up with solutions to problems, and learn by doing. Clients also become ‘in the zone’ of their own process, which may lead to self-examination and mindfulness. For more information please go to: www.arttherapy.org and http://www.njarttx.org
Who I Work With
Art therapy is for anyone and everyone….
You do not need an art background to reap the benefits of art therapy. When we cannot express things verbally, the process of making art can lead to communication and insight. Art therapy is for anyone who is open to exploring, creating, and discovering their true self.
I work with all ages, but specialize in working with children, adolescents, at-risk youth, and special needs populations.
Who Benefits From Art Therapy
You may benefit from art therapy if you have or are experiencing social and emotional difficulties from trauma, abuse, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, communication issues, sensory issues, attention deficit issues, behavioral issues at school, grief and bereavement, or are interested in personal growth.
Insurance & Payments
I currently take CIGNA insurance and offer out-of-network services for clients who have other insurance providers.
To find out if you have out-of-network benefits, call your insurance company and ask them what is covered under your out-of-network outpatient mental health services.
Here are some things to ask your insurance company:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- I have out-of-network mental health or behavioral health coverage?
- Do I need to meet an out-of-network deductible, and if so, what is my deductible?
- At what rate will I be reimbursed?
- Is there an annual limit on the number of sessions or the total amount that is reimbursable?
- What is the process for getting reimbursed?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?