Expressive Arts Education


Anne Hansen is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and received her Masters of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Leslie University in Cambridge, MA. She also holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Aurora University, right here in Illinois. Anne is one of the Center’s Group facilitators, working with the Creative Social Skills Group and Teen Art Therapy Group.

Clinical Experience


Anne has experience working in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient and community based services. She has worked with a variety of clients experiencing challenges including: alcoholism and drug addiction, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ population, anxiety, depression and grief/loss.

Supportive Techniques


Anne utilizes an eclectic and strengths-based approach to meet clients where they are. She strives to help foster growth, self-awareness, hope and discovery of one’s own inner resources. Incorporating expressive arts modalities including visual arts, movement, music, poetry, photography, etc. allow for many avenues towards positive change. She feels privileged to have the opportunity to be part of each client's journey.

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Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Give us a call today to learn more about creative arts therapy (art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts therapy) in the Downers Grove, Hinsdale, DuPage county and Chicago area! Feel free to call us at (847) 477-8244 or email us.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.

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