Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Use active art-making, the creative process, and applied psychological theory—within a psychotherapeutic relationship—to enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Art Therapy can help with:

  • Emotional distress (ex. depression, anxiety, anger, grief)
  • Self-expression and communication
  • Exploring new perspectives, such as changing body images, goals, and self-esteem
  • Managing side effects of treatment
  • Learning healthy coping skills and stress management

Board Certified Art Therapist

Amber Ellis

Amber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist.

Robin Epley

Robin completed her undergrad at USI with a double major in art and psychology.  She then graduated from University of Louisville’s art therapy program which allowed for a dual licensure in counseling.

Join Cancer Pathways Midwest at Wesselman Woods for a nature-based art workshop.  This workshop will discuss the mental health benefits of nature and art. Participants will be given the option to try out art materials made from nature items and make their own art and materials. At the end of the workshop (weather permitting) there will be an optional trip to the playscape to get a chance to make art in nature using items from their surroundings.

Additional resources

Art Therapy Credentials Board– Verify up-to-date information on our Art Therapists

American Art Therapy Association– Navigate here to learn more about art therapy and resources that can help.