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QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. All of our clinicians at Indigo are board-certified art therapists. 

What is the cost of art therapy?

At Indigo, our sessions range from $45 - $175. Fees will vary depending on the type of support offered, whether it is group or individual sessions, and the length of time. A typical one hour individual art therapy session is $150. We offer limited sliding scale rates for individuals with financial need. 

Do you accept health insurance?

Our services are currently private pay only. We do accept HSA and FSA cards. If you have out of network benefits that will cover art therapy services, we can provide documentation to self-submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. 

Do you offer scholarships?

We are direct providers for the Florida Gardiner Scholarship through Step Up for Students. We have been able to provide free and low cost services through our community partners at Daniel Kids, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, the HEAL Foundation, and The Episcopal School. Please reach out to us to inquire about current scholarship opportunities or to be put on a wait list for future scholarships.  

Do I need formal art skills?

No formal talent, skills, or training in art is necessary to benefit from art therapy. In the art room, we're mostly focusing on feeling, sensing, moving, and experiencing. We're here to facilitate creative experiences. Most of us learned at some point in life that we are not "good" at art. We believe art-making is an inherently human process that everyone should be able to access.

What kinds of art materials will we use?

We offer opportunities to explore drawing, painting, fiber arts, collage, sculpture, photography, print-making, journaling, poetry, and movement. Sometimes we might recommend a specific material or art activity to help support a certain therapeutic objective, but we will take your lead. 

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What are you doing to stay safe during the pandemic?

 

We are following CDC guidelines as well as taking the following precautions:

  • Our waiting room is temporarily closed. All clients must wait outside or in their cars prior to sessions until their art therapist texts or comes outside to greet them. 

  • We ask that our clients not come in to the studio with an active cough or fever and must be symptom free for at least 48-72 hours. Any clients with symptoms of illness must reschedule or may choose to have a virtual session. 

  • Masks are required upon entering the studio and in all common spaces. Masks will be provided for children and adults and will be required in session when social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is provided in each art room, restroom, and at the studio entrance.

  • Soap dispensers and disposable hand towels will be provided and easily accessible at sink areas and hand washing is encouraged.

  • In-person appointments are scheduled with intervals of at least 30 minutes of one another in order to have time to properly sanitize in between sessions.

  • All high contact surfaces, such as studio seating, tables, restrooms, any shared art tools, and doorknobs are thoroughly disinfected throughout the day and in between sessions. 

  • Separate personal art kits are maintained and either brought to sessions or stored at the studio to minimize shared materials. Materials that must be shared are thoroughly disinfected after each session. Disposable paint trays and cups will be used as appropriate. 

  • Our coffee area is closed during this time. We are happy to provide bottled or canned beverages.

  • Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.

  • Studio seating in the art rooms has been arranged for appropriate social distancing.

  • All sessions are contact-free. Art therapists will make every effort to maintain safe social distancing during sessions and when greeting clients. 

  • Air purifiers with HEPA filters have been placed in each art room.

  • Virtual Zoom appointments are offered as an alternative to in-person sessions.