At one time or another, in our lives, we all have struggles, stresses, relationship issues, overwhelming feelings and many times debilitating traumas. Art therapy accesses centers in the brain, where crisis often makes emotions difficult to access by language. Art therapy uses the creative process of art making, to gain a greater understanding and awareness of oneself, ones’ relationship with others, and ones’ ability to cope.
My name is Christine Wilson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). I also have my Technology Assisted (TA) “specialty” license, so I am able to give my clients the option of participating in therapy via phone. I received my Master’s in Art Therapy, from Mount Mary University, in Milwaukee, WI and have been practicing art therapy since 2006. I have worked with clients from 2yrs-90yrs old, in inpatient acute units, OP hospital treatment, residential treatment, school-based programs and private practice settings, with a wide range of diagnosis.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ART THERAPY
Anyone who struggles to put their thoughts and feelings into words, can benefit from art therapy!
Persons with symptoms including: anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, behavior issues, autism, AD/HD, eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, dementia, psychosis, traumatic brain injury and other health disabilities, and trauma from abuse/combat/natural disaster.
WHAT SKILLS ARE NEEDED
Just an interest in expressing yourself and seeing current challenges in a different perspective.
NO knowledge of art. NO knowledge of art materials.
I love to help and empower people, to get a different perspective of their lives. My approach to this is multimodal, as I determine which process works better for each person. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Gestalt, and Existential processes to help individuals find better coping skills and add greater meaning, and purpose to their lives.