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Rachael Jones, Art Therapy Grand Rapids

Rachael Jones—Art Therapy in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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“I found that I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way, things that I had no words for.” -Georgia O'Keeffe

You Don’t Have To Be An Artist To Benefit From Art Therapy

Life has many challenges that we struggle with, many coming internally from our own minds. I can help navigate you through your journey to overcome intrusive, negative self-talk, low self-esteem and self-worth, trauma, and to assist with changing that inner voice that tells you, “you have to be perfect.” Using art therapy as well as cognitive-behavioral techniques, I help people who are looking to work through their trauma, anxiety and depression, and grief and loss.

Tap into your creative self

Together we can work together to gain insight, develop coping skills and mindfulness techniques, defeat the negative self-talk and create a life worth living. My goal is to allow space for someone to be their true self, to be accepted in a safe space, and to encourage creative self-growth.   I have worked with teens and adults, specializing in people living with anxiety, depression, grief, and loss, eating disorders, trauma, and people seeking a space to gain insight and coping skills, as well as a space to empower and define themselves.

Art therapy is all about participation

As an art therapist, clients have the option to engage in art therapy. No experience with art materials is required. Utilizing the creative process, the artwork and the verbal discussion create a space to integrate mind, body, and spirit within the counseling session. Art therapy improves self-esteem, cultivates resilience, promotes insight and guides emotional and spiritual growth. Using the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors found in the art, it can lead to a better understanding of feelings and behaviors, moving forward to resolve deeper issues. Art therapy is utilized with people of all ages and uses a variety of art materials, such as paper, pencil, markers, crayons, clay, and collage to name a few.

Black out journal example:

House, tree, person exercise:


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