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Rachael Clauson, MA, LCPC, ATR

Art Therapist

Master of Arts Degree in Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Registered Art Therapist


  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Art Therapy

  • Eating Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Body Image Issues

  • Identity Issues

  • Self Harm

  • Co-Occurring Disorders

Healing as a Whole Person

Rachael Clauson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rachael practices from a holistic perspective approaching each individual with the understanding that treatment takes on different paths according to the individuals’ life journey, presenting struggles, and treatment goals. Rachael utilizes talk therapy, art therapy, expressive modalities, trauma informed care, and components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to support each individuals’ recovery.  She also has a unique skill in integrating the variety of therapeutic modalities to each session depending on the client’s needs.

Clinical Experience

Rachael has experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient and residential treatment settings. She is proficient in supporting therapeutic work with individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and co-occurring disorders.

Rachael is passionate about supporting the healing process through creative expression to encourage clients to connect to their guiding values in life and establish self-worth through self-compassion and healing.  She also believes in the power of guiding people through the dark to reconnect with their inner light to reestablish empowerment and purpose.

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.