Art Therapy involves talking with a therapist, but it is so much more. What may be difficult to express in words may become more accessible to you when you are given the opportunity to express yourself through a creative art form. By creating and processing your art with an art therapist, you can gain insight into yourself, build self-esteem, and learn new coping skills for making positive change in your life.
Services are currently being offered in-person in Oakland, CA, online for CA, OR, & NY residents. We are available to provide off-site services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, CA and Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Area, CA through contracts with our company.
East Bay Art Therapy serves clients ages 4 and up with a variety of diverse backgrounds and identities. We work with a variety of mental health issues with both youth and adults. We are an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-fatphobic, and LGBTQIA+ affirming practice.
All of EBAT's Art Therapists have clinical Masters Degrees in Art Therapy, are credentialed with the Art Therapy Credentials Board, and have multiple years of clinical experience in art therapy. Additionally, all of our Art Therapists maintain their own creative arts practices. We have recently expanded to offer other creative arts modalities including Drama Therapy and Music Therapy, right now only for off-site services.
Whether you or your child are feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, individual art therapy can help you see your problems with a new perspective. We nurture a genuine and supportive relationship with our clients so they can feel safe to explore and grow.
Group art therapy is a great way for people to explore and process their feelings and experiences both verbally and artistically, while bonding with peers and learning social skills and new coping skills. We currently offer two different on-site art therapy groups for folks ranging from ages 14-26. We also offer off-site groups throughout the bay area.
Couples Art Therapy is a unique and powerful approach to building intimacy, increasing communication, decreasing conflicts, and rebuilding trust. Art Therapy is a way for couples to express themselves and connect with each other non-verbally and the art work and art process often reveals new information about the dynamics of the relationship.
If you want to work on healthier communication and boundaries amongst family members, Family Art Therapy is a creative and accessible approach for all ages. Our art therapists can help your family process conflict, trauma, or grief while deepening relationships and learning new coping skills.
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Body Image Issues
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Pregnancy & Post-Partum Concerns
Psychosis & Schizophrenia
Self Esteem Issues
Substance Abuse / Addiction / Alcoholism
TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Trauma / PTSD / CPTSD / Intergenerational Trauma
Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a free consultation.