Art Therapy is Empowering!

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What if there was a type of therapy that empowered you, gave you a skill to cope with stress, let you see your progress, and you might not have to talk about anything other than artwork?

Art Therapy for EVERYONE!

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Art therapy helps people to harness creative energies to promote change and wellness. Art therapy helps relax people and builds self-esteem. Art therapy does not require you to be an artist to get involved. Art therapy is about expressing your inner world; it's not an art class.

You have the advantage of an art therapist and a counselor

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For some people, they talk and they feel better. For others, they get stuck and talking doesn't get them to where they want to be. In sessions with me, if you become stuck, there's handouts and art materials.

My Recent Posts

I hope you will enjoy these as I cover many topics that I find interesting and that hopefully will interest you.

  • *I’m by no means a poetry therapist. But I do respect the healing aspect of poetry.* Poetry has many therapeutic benefits for those who are drawn to it. Reading a great poem can do wonders for inspiration and imagery. Writing imagery can express life events in an expressive way. Performing a poem and getting positive […]

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  • Around the beginning of the year, I often hear people talk about how they want to focus on the positive. I’m unsure as to what they means. Some people even choose to not complain for one day to see what happens. At times, focusing on the positive can work; other times, people could use a […]

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  • People have all sorts of questions about insurance. I’m hoping that understanding some of the medical codes will help with some of the understanding of insurance and therapy. I have various codes to choose from. Here is the run down: Assessment/diagnostic Psychotherapy for 30 minutes– with patient and/or family member Psychotherapy for 45 minutes– with […]

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  • I have a passion for sewing. I love hand and machine sewing. I’ve had many benefits of sewing. There’s also therapeutic value to sewing. I was 16 when I started sewing. At the time, I was learning how to drive. One of the immediate benefits of working with a sewing machine, I was able to […]

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  •     Many people confuse art therapy with an art class. As I’ve written before, art classes are about technique and not entirely for expression. Art therapy is about expression. Many people who have benefits from art therapy have done so by expressing personal parts of themselves. When I see someone who is great at […]

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  • How did you come to choose art therapy as your career? I chose art therapy as a career because I wanted to use both art and psychology to teach people coping skills. I also was worried that I would get burned out if I listened to people’s terrible life stories all day every day. The […]

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  • There are many types of ways that people leave therapy. Most people leave in order to dodge dealing with the real issues. Some times in an attempt to leave, clients will blame finances. Other clients pretend to feel better when the client knows the otherwise to be true. Some clients achieve the best that he […]

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  • This podcast is about the good and the bad of selling artwork made in an art therapy session, including the audience of the artwork.   If you know someone whose interested in counseling or art therapy, please contact me at v.kienoski@gmail.com or 860-501-9771.

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  •   This goes over the frustration and blessings of the myth of the coyote as a character in your life and the world around you.

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