Capital Art Therapy LLC is a therapy service located at 13 Chenell Dr Concord, NH. Schedule an appointment to take the first steps towards a happy and healthier life for you or someone you know. Call (603) 575-9159 or email Susan@capitalarttherapy.com. New location:
I understand at some point we all experience uncomfortable emotions in our lives. In an Art Therapy session, I offer strategies that can help people face their fears and anxieties, address symptoms of depression, increase mindfulness, learn relaxation strategies, process grief and loss, and boost self-esteem. These are just a few areas where Art therapy can be useful. Through the creative process , and with occasional homework assignments, one can recover motivation, gain new perspectives, and rekindle feelings of joy. I personally enjoy the benefits of art making, and know how to combine the process of creating to address stress, or conflicts. To learn if you might benefit from Art Therapy, please connect with me by email at email@example.com, (603) 575-9159, or click below. I offer a free 15 minutes consultation.
Hello! My name is Susan Riedl, MA, LPC, LCMHC, ATR and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NH and Maine, and a Registered Art Therapist. As a psychology, counseling, and art major, I completed an Art Therapy Masters Program at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana in 2016. I proudly concluded my Post Graduate requirements in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. The combined efforts of my graduate practicum, internship and post-graduate experience has totaled 7 years experience which has lead me to achieve my dream of becoming a Registered Art Therapist in 2019. I truly enjoy working with people and sharing my knowledge of Art Therapy with children, adolescents, and families. Additionally, I hold a current NH certification as an Art Educator grades K-12 with over 10 years of experience. I am passionate about my profession as an Art Therapist and volunteer on the New England Art Therapy Association Chapter (NEATA) as Co-Legislative Chair representing New Hampshire to advance the profession. In my spare time, I enjoy making my own art, cooking, hiking, running, spending time at the ocean, and enjoying the company of my friends and family.
My philosophy and approach to Art Therapy embraces the creative process in all forms of media with an open heart, a focus on safety, importance on building trust in the relationship, and patience. I believe that the human spirit is inspired and rejuvenated by nature. Within the Art Therapy approach, the act of creating combined with intentional reflection will yield self-discovery, enrichment, and personal growth. Art Therapy can be trans-formative for individuals, and for relationships. It is well known that people of all ages need and deserve a therapeutic approach that is designed to meet their own individuality. Sometimes, traditional approaches to wellness fall short of the intended goals, and adding a supplemental approach like Dance, Music, and Art Therapy can help one achieve their goals.
My mission is to offer Art Therapy services to all ages, engaging people in the creative process to express oneself in a judgement free space, while reflecting, healing, learning and growing in order to live an enriched happier, fulfilling life.
Art Therapy is a premium therapeutic service that historically takes place in my private confidential office. Currently all sessions are TELEhealth with limited face-to-face sessions typically 55 minutes in length. (Groups typically run 60-90 minutes, returning soon.) Within this time frame, we will discuss your personal goals, and use art making activities that will support those goals. No previous art experience is required! Typically, I offer a variety of art materials to you in each session. With Telehealth you will gather items you have available in your own home prior to the start of each session. During our time together, I may provide techniques, and I will always offer guidance, support, and time for reflection. In Art Therapy sessions, together we will find a balance of what is important to you, the creator, look closer at the process and experience you had while creating art, and explore the metaphorical significance of your work through reflection of the artwork itself. For information about services and TELEhealth sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (603) 575-9159. Stay calm and make art.
Are you interested in something outside of an individual session? Do you have an idea for an Art Therapy group, workshop, or training? Send me your ideas by clicking on the button below!
As a registered Art Therapist (ATR) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) my areas of focus include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Low Self-Esteem, Social Skills, and ADHD. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I incorporate evidenced based practices such as TF-CBT, and CBT, however, my approach to healing and wellness is deeply rooted in Art Therapy . Therefore, my sessions are emphasized with Art Therapy techniques, directives, and assessments as they are my preferred modality of treatment.
Art Therapy is a human service profession in which clients, facilitated by an art therapist, use the creative process and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. Art Therapy practice is grounded in the knowledge of human development, psychological theories, and counseling techniques. To become an Art Therapist one must attend an art therapy Master’s programs, and graduates must complete a significant number of post-graduate supervised clinical hours as an intern in order to become fully credentialed. For a more in depth description of what Art Therapy is see the ATCB definition by clicking here: https://www.atcb.org/Public/WhatIsArtTherapy
Educational and professional standards for the profession are established by the Art Therapy Credentials Board Inc., (ATCB), the American Art Therapy Association, Inc. (AATA), and individual state Professional Licensing Boards. Practitioners must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Art Therapy, be a member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and also be Registered, with a good-standing, with the Art Therapy credential through the Art Therapy Credentials Board Inc., (ATCB). Each state has unique requirements to practice in the professional field, and these should be considered when choosing a graduate school in order to fully understand the state specific requirements to practice. There are additional credentials an ATR can achieve such as; becoming Board Certified (ATR-BC) or offering supervision by completing requirements to become an Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS) . As a client it is important to know the qualifications of anyone offering Art Therapy.
In New Hampshire: To practice as an Art Therapist, an individual must be Registered with AATA and maintain the ATR credential through the ATCB. On July 5th 2018, Governor Chris Sununu signed the Bill SB 535 offering title and practice protection for the Art Therapy Profession. To find a credentialed Art Therapist near you or in your state use this link below: https://www.atcb.org/Home/FindACredentialedArtTherapist
Art Therapists promote a creative experience, and integrate mental health and human services to support children, adolescents, adults, families and communities with applied psychological theories. This approach allows verbal and nonverbal communication through the creative work. Sessions facilitated by a professional Art Therapist can address different mental health needs, and also include benefits for improving self-esteem, managing chronic illness, and increasing self- awareness. Below are some examples of how Art Therapy can be useful.
Anxiety- The act of creating with a variety of art forms and materials can support the reduction of anxiety. Additional discussion in sessions can include types of creative activities specific to individual abilities, and lifestyle. Homework can include mapping the anxiety with creative approaches.
Stress- Different art approaches may include Kinesthetic movements with clay, cognitive considerations through collage work, or emotional awareness in body mapping and portraiture. With the help of an art therapist, one can gain more insight about their stress, and help define boundaries for themselves to manage the stress and feel more comfortable.
Depression- Integrating mindfulness skills into specific guided art directives, the Art Therapist can also incorporate thought and behavior models that will assist an individual in finding their own new perspectives and thinking styles to alleviate depressive symptoms.
Read More about how Art Therapy can be therapeutic for a variety of Mental Health Diagnosis.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Online information about the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda Maryland assisting Veterans of the US Military.
Depression- A Blog on using art therapy to address depression symptoms. https://www.bridgestorecovery.com/blog/using-art-therapy-to-create-freedom-from-depression/
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- An online article about how Art Therapy is a collaborative approach to managing symptoms of ADHD. https://www.additudemag.com/art-therapy-for-adhd/
13 Chenell Drive Concord, New Hampshire 03301, United States
Phone: (603) 575-9159 Email: Susan@capitalarttherapy.com
I am currently providing Telehealth sessions remotely on Mondays- Fridays 8 am to 5 pm and have some limited in-person sessions on alternating Fridays at 13 Chenell Drive from 8 am to 4 pm. All sessions are by appointment only.
Counseling combined with Art therapy is a premium therapeutic service. I can accept some insurance plans; HARVARD PILGRIM, TUFTS, CIGNA, NH ANTHEM BC/BS AETNA and UNITED HEALTH. Sliding scale available to those who qualify. Fees are expected on the day of service.
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UPDATE TO SERVICES. I am currently accepting clients for TELEhealth services and limited face-to-face sessions due to the recommendations made by the CDC to help prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus. I can accept some insurance, and I do offer a sliding scale to those who qualify. Art Therapy is a valuable use of treatment especially during these difficult times of isolation.
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