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 and Online for CA & OR residents.
East Bay Art Therapy serves clients ages 10 and up that have a variety of diverse backgrounds and identities. We specialize in pre-teens, adolescents, and young 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 at least 7 years of clinical art therapy experience. Additionally, all of our Art Therapists maintain their own creative arts practices.
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 young people to process their feelings and experiences while bonding with peers and learning social skills. We currently offer two Girls Empowerment Art Therapy Groups for teen girls ages 14-18, facilitated by EBAT owner/supervisor Tonia Herrero, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT.
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Trauma / PTSD / CPTSD
Substance Abuse / Addiction / Alcoholism
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Pregnancy & Post-Partum Concerns
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