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. More information about art therapy can be found on the American Art Therapy Association website.
What is the cost of art therapy?
Fees will vary depending on the type of support offered. A typical one hour group session is $65/session. Our 50-minute individual art therapy sessions range between $175-$200/session. Fees are based on our art therapists' level of experience, credentials, and specialization. Typically our art therapy sessions are scheduled weekly or every other week. Our art therapists offer limited sliding scale rate spots for individuals with financial need. A sample of our financial assistance application can be downloaded here.
Do you accept health insurance or offer scholarships?
Our services are currently private pay only and we do not work with insurance directly. If you have out of network benefits that will cover art therapy services, we can provide documentation that you can self-submit to your insurance provider to request reimbursement. We cannot guarantee whether you will be reimbursed by your insurance provider, so we recommend checking your out of network benefits and asking if art therapy is eligible for reimbursement. We do accept HSA and FSA cards as payment. Florida students with the Florida Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner or Step Up for Students) are eligible for reimbursement through the scholarship funding organization. We're grateful to be able to provide specialized programs and services services through our community partners and program sponsors. Please contact us to inquire about current opportunities.
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 creative movement. Sometimes we might recommend exploring a specific material or art activity to help support a certain therapeutic objective. We will take your lead and tailor sessions to meet your individual comfort, strengths, and goals. Our emphasis is usually on process over product so we are mostly interested in your sensory experience in the moment and creative self-expression.
What is a typical session like?
Please visit our Individual Art Therapy page to learn more about individual art therapy support. Additional information about Group art therapy sessions and our group offerings can be found on our Group Art Therapy page.