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QUESTIONS

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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. 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, the provider's experience and credentials, and whether you're seeking group or individual sessions, as well as the time duration of the session. A typical one hour group session is $50/session. Our regular 50-minute individual art therapy session rates range between $100 - $175, depending on the art therapist's credentials and experience. We offer limited sliding scale rates for individuals with financial need. A sample of our financial assistance application can be downloaded here

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. We're unable to work with insurance directly and cannot guarantee whether you will be reimbursed by your insurance provider. 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.

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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:

  • All of our art therapists are fully vaccinated.

  • 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. 

  • Fever and symptom checks are completed prior to your session upon entering the studio.

  • Masks are required for group sessions. Masks are provided for children and adults and may be required in session when social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Hand sanitizer is provided in each art room, restroom, and at the studio entrance.

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

  • In-person appointments are scheduled with intervals of at least 15 minutes of one another in order to have time to 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. 

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