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Art Therapy & Mental Health Counseling are generally covered by the insurance companies that each provider is in-network with (but this can only ever be guaranteed by your insurance company). FYI, insurance companies don't technically recognize Art Therapy (in WA & NV), and so they only look at mental health as the service being covered.
Mental Health Counseling is s generally covered by the insurance companies that each provider is in-network with (but this can only ever be guaranteed by your insurance company).
Nutrition Therapy is not likely to be covered by insurance, but may be eligible for out-of-network coverage. Sliding-scale options are available.
See the Rates & Billing dropdown menu for information on specific coverage for providers and services
Most adults in WA & NV are eligible for our services!
However, it is every therapist's legal obligation to assess whether online services are an appropriate fit for clients.
Online Art Therapy, Counseling, Nutrition, and any other services provided by Inspired Life Therapy are NOT for clients who are:
All potential new clients are assessed for appropriateness for treatment, and face the possibility of being referred out to another provider or organization that may be better suited for the client’s needs.
Online services through Inspired Life Therapy require:
Beyond those items, Online Art Therapy requires:
Art Therapy is a healing modality that involves art making, creativity, and counseling with the support of a credentialed Art Therapist, with the goal of overall improved quality of life. The beauty of Art Therapy is that you do not have to be “good at art” or be a “creative person” to benefit from it.
It's true that making art requires creativity, and it's also true that creativity is a powerful force within each of us. Creativity allows us to CREATE changes in our lives, make meaning of circumstances, and imagine possibilities. Without creativity, we wouldn't be able to use language or daydream or even have hope during tough times. We all have the ability, need, and drive to be creative, but some of us have lost touch with this power (dare we say SUPER power?).
We can think of creativity as a muscle: the more you use it , the stronger it becomes. Creativity is not about being the next Picasso; it’s more about personal power and connecting with our own ability to express ourselves, which can help us problem-solve in our daily challenges, have more fun, and experience fuller, richer lives. Tapping in to our own creativity with Art Therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety, while promoting resilience, personal insight, problem-solving, self-esteem, emotional expression, and life balance.
It can be helpful to think about creativity and art in relationship to sports. The benefits of art and creativity aren’t meant to be reserved for a few elite gifted professional artists….just like the benefits of athletics and fitness are not meant for just a few gifted professional athletes.
Art Therapy is more about the process of communicating and expressing in a creative way, and much less about the art product. So, the art in Art Therapy is really only used as a means of communication and expression, AND, since there is no wrong way to express oneself or communicate, then there is no wrong way to make art.
Art therapy sessions can involve a variety of creative and expressive activities, such as drawing, painting, collaging, doll making, poetry, and more. At times Art Therapy can be fun and relaxing, and at other times it may stir up painful emotions...in either case the emotional expression is normal/healthy/beneficial as important part of the healing experience as we move toward physical, mental, and emotional wellness
Most people want to be healthy, but many of us struggle to make the most of nutrition. Nutrition Therapy is an individualized clinical approach that promotes a greater sense of nourishment in the physical and psychological body, through nourishment and balance in multiple areas of life.
In the western world, nutrition is often only considered when it comes to weight management, but our mental and physical health are dependent on the nutrients we consume and absorb, and how they are utilized by the brain and body. We each have individual variations in our genetics, cultural preferences/traditions, health histories, wellness goals, and relationships with food. We can use the food and nutrients we consume to support our psychological health and physical well-being.
Nutrition Therapy involves working with a functional medicine nutritionist, who looks at nourishment from multiple angles including food, friends, emotions, work, environment, and thoughts. How we are nourished in each of these areas can greatly affect our health and function. When the interconnections between these parts of our lives are truly identified and valued, we can move toward more permanent shifts in self-care, as we move away from dis-ease and distress.
At the initial nutrition visit, we will review the results of your completed nutritional intake assessment, gather more details of your nutritional history and relationship with nourishment, and discuss your goals for working together. Initial recommendations will be made depending on your level of readiness, priorities, and goals.
While many people are familiar with how life events and stress can influence mental health and mood, fewer are familiar with the effects that food and other nutrients can have on our mood and outlook. Many dysfunctions that show up as mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, addictions, and apathy, can be supported by nutritional interventions in addition to psychological support. The foods and supplements we take in can also influence neurotransmitters and enhance communication between the gut and the brain. In addition, identifying and minimizing foods that can exacerbate symptoms or influence inflammation in the brain and body can greatly influence treatment outcomes and provide a greater sense of vitality and lasting wellness.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic approach that is found to be highly effective in relieving traumatic stress symptoms. It can be used to successfully treat many conditions, including depression and anxiety.
EMDR is based on the Adaptive Information Processing model of the brain. This model holds the following concepts:
How EMDR helps:
What to expect with EMDR: