Art Therapy involves talking with a therapist, but it is so much more. What may be difficult to express in words can become more accessible to us when we are given the opportunity to express ourselves through a creative art form. By creating and processing our art with an art therapist, we gain insight into ourselves and learn new coping skills for making positive change in our lives.
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Tonia Herrero is a Licensed and Board Certified Art Therapist with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development and six years of clinical experience providing art therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. By integrating talk therapy with art making, Tonia helps her clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new coping skills for dealing with difficult emotions.
Tonia works with clients ages 10 and up and specializes in pre-teens, adolescents and young adults that come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. She has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction & substance abuse, grief, behavioral issues, and other mental health concerns. Tonia also has extensive experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals.
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. Tonia nurtures a genuine and supportive relationship with her 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. Some of the themed groups Tonia has facilitated include; Processing Grief & Trauma, Girls Empowerment, Self-Regulation & Anger Management, Managing Depression & Anxiety and Open Studio.