Art Therapy Programs

Art Therapy is an exciting field of work, full of awakening awareness.   It is nothing short of amazing to experience folks finally breathe and deepen their relationship with their own spirit, thoughts and heart as if they are seeing themselves for the first time. Art Therapy is so much more than crafts or colored pencils used in session.  If you choose to work with an Art Therapist, it's important you are aware that Art Therapists are minimally Master's Level Trained with education about Art Therapy Assessment, Intervention and Theory, are credentialed through the Art Therapy Credentialing Board and uphold a Code of Ethics.


Art Therapy is a  useful modality to explore emotions, develop awareness, and learn about the self.  Intense emotions and thoughts can be held in the body. The process of art making connects the mind, the body and the spirit. Art Therapy interventions  provides a safe space to explore those intense emotions, intrusive thoughts and difficult issues that are sometimes hard to explain with words.  New solutions to problems can also be explored through art making.


The goals of Art Therapy include communication, expression and healing. This is an insight oriented therapeutic approach. The Art Therapist role is to explore unique metaphors and imagery to improve understanding. Art can be created through photography, collage, drawing, painting, sculpting, building, and video.  There is a difference between Art and Expressive Therapies.  Expressive techniques include music, performance art, journaling, poetry and story writing. 

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Written by me, Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR - Coming Soon!

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Chartreuse Center Online School
Educational and interactive courses for women and couples that are newly confronted with a difficulty with conceiving or newly exploring an infertility diagnosis. Courses available include:

  • emotions and understanding your grief regarding fertility struggles
  • issues surrounding family building options
  • coping with social situations
  • staying connected in love relationships 


Artful Online Communities
Artful Online Communities are offered throughout the year.  These active communities are a mash-up of art exploration, positive intention and community support. No art experience needed.  

Active Communities:

  • Artful Fertility Community
  • ​Artful Fertility Transition Community

**Mending Me Artful Grief Community is coming soon.

Reduce feeling alone... Enhance coping...Deepen insight

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