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What is the length of a session?
- 50-60 minutes is the most popular length of session, however sessions can be accommodated at 30 minutes if necessary.
When are appointment available? By request only – please contact us to set up a consultation or intake appointment.
- 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Fridays are temporary due to Professional Commitments requiring Samantha to offer outside of normal office hours. They will be available for scheduling until may 2024 and removed during summer hours.
- evenings are booked out two months, daytime availability only:1-2 weeks
Due to the amount of no shows occurring from new clients booking through the widget the function has been turned off – Samantha is looking into why the widget is no longer working for existing clients
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is an alternative to traditional talk therapy, where creative media is incorporated into the session to facilitate discussion to assist in decreasing the stress caused by talking about negative thoughts, memories and feelings.
What type of training do you need to be an Art Therapist?
One needs a master’s degree. I have a duel degree masters in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Why did you go to school in Massachusetts?
The Midwest schools that Samantha interviewed at had so many applicants the year She was applying that it made sense to look at other schools as a backup. Springfield had a smaller newer program which was recognized and accredited by the American Art Therapy Association and it gave her a chance to explore a different culture from growing up in the Midwest.She also liked that the program was primarily art based. If you are looking into schools for Art Therapy, feel free to contact Samantha as a mentor in discussing what it is about art therapy you like, what you’re looking for in a program, and your future goals to help you in your journey of becoming an Art Therapist.
How does Art Therapy differ from arts and crafts?
Arts and crafts can be considered “using art as healing”. Sometimes creating brings up emotions, with an art therapist these feeling can be processed safely in a nonjudgmental environment with someone who has been trained in the mental health field.
Do you need to be artistic to participate in Art Therapy?
No, in fact we tell our patients it’s better to go by intuition when creating then to have professional background in art. Your provider can teach you how to use the materials and your subconscious can lead the way through intuition. If you think too much, it tends to block the creativity and the internal voices which control the anxiety. By keeping it free the subconscious is allowed to speak in a productive way releasing concerns which may cause behavioral patterns and symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Can you provide in home therapy?
Not at this time.
Do you offer sessions for groups?
not at this time
Do you only work the clinic or are you at other locations?
I am also located on the virtual telehealth platforms: MDlive and Teladoc , however i am no longer accepting new clients on these platforms.
How do I find you?
Peace in Colorful Dynamics LLC is located at 4650 W. Spencer Street, Appleton, WI 54914 inside the Pamco building. Parking is available in the front and side of the building.
From the South (Neenah, Oshkosh or Fond du Lac):Take Hwy 441 North to WIsconsin Ave. Turn Right onto WIsconsin Ave. Take a left into the parking lot of 516 E Wisconsin Ave.
From the North (Appleton or Green Bay):Take Hwy 441 South to Wisconsin Ave. Turn Left onto Wisconsin Ave Take a left into the parking lot of 516 E Wisconsin Ave..
Through the city (North): Take Hwy 47 South to Wisconsin Ave .Take a left onto wisconsin ave. Take a left into nto the parking lot of 516 E Wisconsin Ave.
Through the city (South): Take Hwy 47 North to Wisconsin Ave with a right onto wisconsin ave. Take a left into the parking lot of 516 E Wisconsin Ave.