Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?
Originating in the fields of art and psychotherapy, it is a distinct discipline that incorporates creative methods of expression through visual arts mediums. Drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting are used to help individuals express themselves as we examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art. It is used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnoses.

Art Therapy engages the subconscious through our senses, providing a unique and deeper means of communication. By enhancing the mind-body connection, we reveal concealed traumas, memories, pathologies, and address these issues in a creative and supportive way. We can’t always verbalize our emotions and oftentimes we filter our words. Art Therapy allows us to move beyond words through a guided experience filled with helpful techniques, goals, and creativity. 
Treatment Focus
  • Individual Art Therapy Sessions
  • Groups and Workshops
  • Camps and Outings


Our Art Therapists 

Autumn Pippenburg
Founder of Art of Giving Foundation, Art Therapist, Artist

Oakland University, Psychology | 2006 – 2010
North Central College, Behavioral Neuroscience | 2017 – 2019
Adler University, Behavioral Neuroscience | 2022 – Present
National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, Illinois | 2019 – Present
Art Therapy Practitioner Certification | 2020 – Present
CPR Certification, Illinois  | 2019 – Present



Jessica Cairo
Graphic/Web Designer, Art Therapist

College of DuPage, Associate in Arts, Illinois | 2006 – 2009
Harrington College of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, Chicago | 2010 – 2013
Art Therapy Practitioner Certification | 2023 – Present


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