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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting art therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, ADHD, Anxiety, +2 more

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Carelon, JP Farley Corporation, Medicare GA, +6 more
Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +2 more

As an agent of change, I use a sincere yet empowering approach to help people heal and embark on the journey of self-discovery implementing multicultu... As an agent of change, I use a sincere yet empowering approach to help people heal and embark on the journey of self-discovery implementing multicultural competence and evidence-based techniques. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +10 more

I am very compassionate and genuine and I believe it is my job to empower people and help individuals to thrive in their current environment.

Starting Art therapy

What is Art therapy?

Art therapy from our Alpharetta therapists taps into self-expression through creative activities like painting and drawing, to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. It helps people explore, understand, and cope with their unique challenges.

How does Art therapy work?

Art therapy works through the creation or even observance and appreciation of art. It empowers one to reflect on their true thoughts and emotions. Techniques commonly used in art therapy include:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Coloring
  • Sculpting
  • Photography

Is Art therapy conducted in person or online?

Art therapy at Thriveworks in Alpharetta, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Art therapy last?

Art therapy with our providers at Thriveworks in Alpharetta, GA can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on what challenges the client might be working through, the severity of those challenges, as well as other needs or preferences.

Need more help deciding?

Are you feeling stuck in your healing process? Do you often struggle to find the words to describe how you are feeling? Do you want to learn new ways to solve problems, manage stress, express and explore emotions, improve self-esteem, and learn new relaxation techniques?

Then Art Therapy might be right for you.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy, sometimes called creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, is the deliberate use of art-making, photography, journaling, music, movement or poetry to address psychological and emotional needs. Art Therapy encourages people to communicate and understand emotions through artistic expression and through the creative experience. It is an integrative therapy combining traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of different art materials. Art can safely give a visual voice to emotions, thoughts and memories when words are insufficient.

What Does an Art Therapist Do?

Art therapists are trained in both therapy and art, having studied psychology and human development, and have received a Master’s Degree. Art therapists are trained to pick up on nonverbal symbols and metaphors that are often subconsciously expressed through art and the creative process, concepts that are usually difficult to express with words. They have a deep understanding of various art modalities and know how to tailor the experience to the individual’s unique needs and personal goals. Art therapists use art media, and often the verbal processing of produced imagery, to help people resolve conflicts and problems and achieve insight.

Who Can Use Art Therapy?

Anyone! You don’t need to be talented or an artist to receive the benefits. Art Therapy can provide mental health treatment for clients of all ages and abilities who have experienced trauma, grief & loss, depression, major life change, chronic illness, addiction, and anxiety.  

Remember – art therapy, unlike art class, is about the process, not just the product. There is no grade, no judgement, no good or bad. You just need to be open to the experience. As children, we were all creative beings – whether through imaginative play, art making in class, dancing, playing in the dirt, or writing in our journals. Artistic development is universal, much like language, but for many people, this development tapers off around ages 10-12 when peer and  adult influence is strong and ability matters. Who says that only professional artists should be allowed to use art materials?

At Thriveworks Alpharetta, our art therapist can help you rediscover your creative voice in a safe and comfortable environment. Whether used on its own, or in conjunction with traditional therapy, art therapy can provide new insight on your journey towards wellness. Contact us today at (770)-284-9252 to make an appointment.

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl Jung

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alpharetta therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Alpharetta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Mark has been a fabulous help to me. He listens well and remembers our previous conversations. He understands my concerns and offers insightful feedback. I would highly recommend him and your company to anyone who needs assistance. He is a great resource and a great representative for the business.
Read more Mark has been a fabulous help to me. He listens well and remembers our previous conversations. He understands my concerns and offers insightful feedback. I would highly recommend him and your company to anyone who needs assistance. He is a great resource and a great representative for the business.
Dale Jan 2024
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Excellent therapist! Mark, is an expert in his field! The only therapist I will ever use! Definitely recommend Mark to anyone in search of a quality therapist!
Read more Excellent therapist! Mark, is an expert in his field! The only therapist I will ever use! Definitely recommend Mark to anyone in search of a quality therapist!
Alpharetta Mar 2022
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★★★★★
Jesslynn Palmer is a great therapist, with helpful techniques to get me through the stressful days and constantly helping me to do better than the day before. Highly recommended.
Read more Jesslynn Palmer is a great therapist, with helpful techniques to get me through the stressful days and constantly helping me to do better than the day before. Highly recommended.
Alpharetta Jun 2021
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★★★★★
Jennifer was absolutely wonderful. Very helpful at a time I was very much in need!
Alpharetta Oct 2020
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Terry Walton is a great listener. Terry is compassionate, empathetic and easy to talk to. I’m looking forward to future appointments.
Read more Terry Walton is a great listener. Terry is compassionate, empathetic and easy to talk to. I’m looking forward to future appointments.
Alpharetta Sep 2020
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Terry Walton is an exceptional counselor. Terry listens effectively and provides guidance to help resolve difficulties and important issues. If you are looking for a counselor that will truly establish a good relationship and allow you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings, he is the one. I am looking forward to my next session with Terry.
Read more Terry Walton is an exceptional counselor. Terry listens effectively and provides guidance to help resolve difficulties and important issues. If you are looking for a counselor that will truly establish a good relationship and allow you to be completely honest about your thoughts and feelings, he is the one. I am looking forward to my next session with Terry.
Alpharetta Sep 2020
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Amber Gilbert is a phenomenal counselor. If you’re looking for a counselors who listens, validates, and asks the difficult questions to help foster self-reflection and self-awareness; she’s the one.
Read more Amber Gilbert is a phenomenal counselor. If you’re looking for a counselors who listens, validates, and asks the difficult questions to help foster self-reflection and self-awareness; she’s the one.
Alpharetta Jul 2020
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★★★★★
My first session was amazing with my counselor. I can’t wait until my next appointment!!
Alpharetta Nov 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alpharetta is located on Powers Pl just off N Main St, a few minutes northeast of Wills Park. We share a building with Dream Seeker Elizabeth, and our neighbors include CITGO Food & Wine, Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar, and From Hair On Salon. The closest bus stop to our building is N Main St & Mayfield Rd. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(770) 676-3078

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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