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Common Questions

Q. Do you have a private practice?
A. Yes. I work with individuals in their home, or in my studio for private art instruction.

Q. In a clinical setting, how many people can you facilitate at one time?            
A. I have had groups of up to 63 adults in one workshop, and I have had as few as 3. I am able to accomodate for any situation, I have assistants for large groups. 

Q. How long do the workshops last?
A. I can facilitate a workshop to last for anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours, and I have created a 12 week curriculum, based on the themes of the 12 steps.

Q. I don't want to make a mess - what do you offer that isn't messy?
A. I take every precaution to keep facilities as clean as when I found them. In addition, I have creative exercises that don't require art supplies like poetry and music.

Q. We don't have art supplies - can you provide them?

A. Yes. I have art supplies and can bring all materials needed with me.

Q. Have you worked with children?            
A. Yes. I have worked with all ages: from 3 to 83!

Q. Do you accept insurance?
A. At this time, I do not accept insurance.

How can therapeutic arts help me? A number of benefits are available from participating in the creative arts. The creative process can provide enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that expressing yourself in this way can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, and the hassles of daily life. Creative expression can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from participating depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:


  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values

  • Developing new skills for expressing yourself

  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

  • Improving communications and listening skills

  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones

  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

What is an individual session like? 

Every creative art session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for Jeanne to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during creative art sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts a minimum of around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the creative arts sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are referred to a mental health professional.
Here are some things you can expect out of creative arts sessions:

  • Compassion, respect and understanding

  • Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns and negative feelings

  • Real strategies for enacting positive change

  • Effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance

Is the session confidential?

Yes. In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. I am not a psychotherapist, however, no information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. As an LADC, however I am a mandated reporter and there are some exceptions required by law to confidentiality laws. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. Jeanne is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. Jeanne is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. Jeanne will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.