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Life can be hard and may seem overwhelming at times, but we are here to help you thrive during the most challenging times.


The creative arts therapies give voice to individuals through expressive art materials, music, movement and role play. When words are not available for expression or communication of difficult feelings, the arts can speak instead. It is a language without words, offering a means for individualized and unique personal expression. Both the art itself and the process of creating art can provide adults with a non-verbal avenue to communicate, problem solve, express self and emotions, and positively cope with difficult experiences and life changes.


Let us support you through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Understand Yourself & Make Better Decisions
Improve Personal Relationships & Communication
Reduce Depression, Worry, Stress & Self-Criticism
Increase Confidence & Your Ability to Get Things Done

You are not in this life alone. We are here to help guide you through the tough times and see you through to the other side.


It can be hard sometimes to voice your struggles to others. Our individual therapy sessions are created to help you give voice to your struggles and express them in a safe and supportive manner. Our counselors and arts-based psychotherapists will help you identify and foster your own personal strengths while allowing you to explore your personal path to healing. The creative arts are used as a vehicle for expression and creativity where internal thoughts and feelings can be safely expressed and contained. 

You might not yet have the words to describe what you are going through, which can be frustrating for both you and your close relationships. For adults, creative arts therapy can be beneficial in helping you work through complex emotions. Creative arts therapy allows you to displace “stressful” or “overwhelming” feelings onto canvases and journals and act out conflict and relationship resolutions.

Our therapists are prepared to help you develop an enhanced skill set to improve your self-esteem, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and learn strategies to build resilience and navigate complex challenges. Compassionate, professional counseling and arts-based psychotherapy really can help you feel better. We provide counseling for whatever struggles you may be facing

Anxiety & Stress
Career Choices
Grief & Loss
Low Self-Esteem
Mood Disorders
Parenting Issues
Work/Life Balance

The goal of treatment is to understand the underlying causes of your symptoms and difficulties. You may not realize how your symptoms came about, or that they’d become a burden in your life, but with the first step of contacting us, you and your therapist can learn how to overcome these concerns. The therapist’s job is to think with you about your symptoms from a different perspective – one that is empowering and hopeful. Together, you will make productive changes and find better ways to deal with life's challenges.

The new information and insights you gain about yourself in therapy will empower you, help you create new coping skills, and gain a new appreciation for your life.

We're in-network with BCBS PPO & Cigna. We accept self-pay clients from $150 per session, depending on the therapist, and can provide out-of-network services. Please call our office with any questions at 847-477-8244.


To get started with the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, schedule an appointment or call 847-477-8244.


During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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How do I get started with therapy?

Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an Appointment or call 847-477-8244. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.

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How can therapy help?

Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started.

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Is creative arts therapy covered by insurance?

Yes! We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Cigna. We also provide out-of-network services.

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How often do I need to come in?

Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us!



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, Warrenville, 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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