Experience arts-based psychotherapy and counseling as a powerful strength-based therapeutic approach to help you build self-confidence and an authentic self-identity. Through creative art expression you are able to heal and grow. Our professional arts-based psychotherapists and licensed counselors guide you towards expression of emotions and thoughts that hamper your daily life experience. Services include Individual Counseling, Couples & Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Community Outreach & Support, Professional Development & Creative CEUs. 

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.


Our individual counseling 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.


We provide counseling for children, teens and adults, specializing in anxiety and stress relief, depression, death of a loved one, divorce, body image issues, mom stress, life transitions, and trauma.

Find connection with others!


Our intuitive and captivating expressive arts therapy groups use the arts to create an environment where you can engage collaboratively. Experienced and caring expressive arts therapists guide you toward healing, while providing unique opportunities for you to create together through interactive story writing, music creation, visual art projects and creative movement.


Check out our Creative Programs & Workshops!


Explore the visual arts, movement, drama/improv, music and writing to help you discover, accept, and express yourself while connecting with others in a judgment-free environment.  These sessions are one-of-a-kind; using the arts as a new way to tap into your true self. 



Want to start an innovative, forward-thinking program, but not sure how to start?


The Center for Creative Arts Therapy develops multi-arts collaborative programs that work towards your program's goals, greatly increasing client outcomes in overall health and wellness. We set up and develop a program within your organization to meet the unique needs of your clients and best complement and support interdisciplinary team efforts.


Looking for a cool training for your staff. . . something that won't put them to sleep?


Provide your staff with an informative presentation on creative arts therapy services for your facility, conference, or seminar.  We will tailor the presentation to suit the interest of audience members and provide practical information and tools that can be applied in your setting.


The Center for Creative Arts Therapy offers your employees, staff and leaders with innovative wellness opportunities. Wellness Programs, Consultations, Program Development, Lunch & Learns, and Presentations support and educate your team on the importance of wellness, finding balance, discovering creative outlets for problem-solving and stress reduction.


Let's face it, your employees are tapped out, stressed out, and burnt out. Which means what? . . . low productivity, lack of creativity and problem-solving, stifled communication and a less than healthy business culture.


Now imagine an organization that embraces their employees, allowing for visionary thinking, productive communication, and overall well-being. The skills to work with our emotions and other people are crucial to developing a strong work culture, but rarely incorporated or embraced in corporate wellness programs.We focus on the entire person, not just the physical. Our Wellness Programs have improved the wellness of entire individuals, thus improving entire companies.

The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is dedicated to leading and developing creative training opportunities and continuing education for the mental health community, enhancing arts-based psychotherapy skills within one’s practice. We also offer clinical consultation, as well as internships, postgraduate training and supervision. Training opportunities are designed for students and professionals in health and wellness professions to learn, network and collaborate.

Looking for a cool training for your staff. . . something that won't put them to sleep?


Provide your staff with an informative presentation on creative arts therapy services for your facility, conference, or seminar.  We will tailor the presentation to suit the interest of audience members and provide practical information and tools that can be applied in your setting.

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A Note About Insurance


We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. For BCBS, we will file a claim for you and you will pay your copay at the time of your visit. If you have other insurance, it is likely that you have some out-of-network benefits available, and we invite you to call your insurance company about that. You will need to pay in full at the time of your session and submit receipts for reimbursement by your insurance company.


We are happy to provide you with a detailed receipt to help you seek reimbursement from your insurance company. You may want to call them to ask if your plan has “out-of-network mental health benefits” and get details about your benefits. In addition, you must qualify for a mental health diagnosis in order to have insurance reimburse you for treatment. Insurance generally does not cover relationship/marriage counseling. If this arrangement does not work for you, we are happy to help you find another provider who is on your insurance provider panel.




The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is nestled among the western suburbs of Chicago in Downers Grove (just 15 miles west of Chicago). Conveniently located just off Butterfield Road with easy access to I-355, I-88 and I-294, the center is just minutes away from the Belmont Metra Station with service to Chicago’s Union Station. Each year people from all over the world come to The Center for Creative Arts Therapy to take part in our innovative trainings and artistic therapeutic services.


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.