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HLP Event: Art Therapy: Ground Yourself When Feeling Overwhelmed

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
11:00 am12:00 pm

The American Art Therapy Association defines Art therapy as 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.

We will focus on how to ground yourself when feeling anxious or overwhelmed by creating an abstract piece of art.

Materials needed: White paper, drawing tools (such as markers, colored pencils, pastels, paint etc). Whatever you have on hand should work!

Live viewers will be able to share comments, ask questions, and participate in real time. Please share your video and follow along to make this a true interactive experience!

Kim Traina-Nolan, MA, LAC, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS is an art psychotherapist with a private practice, The Art in Therapy, LLC, in Boonton, NJ. She specializes in serving Millennial and Gen Z population. She is an adjunct professor for the clinical mental health counseling degree program with specialization in art therapy at Caldwell University. She is a graduate of New York University and received a Master’s degree in Art Therapy. She also holds an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. She is currently an advanced candidate of Modern Psychoanalysis at ACAP in Livingston, NJ.