2014 Pompano Beach Best Businesses Award Winner:

 Counseling and Mental Health

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Art Therapy Services

 for Children, Teens, and Adults


We are contracted with   MOLINA and WELLCARE,  HUMANA (coming soon)

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Art Therapy and Children

Children naturally use art to express themselves at an early age.

Sometimes we may not understand what they are trying to communicate.  An art therapist understands how to communicate with children while using art as a means of expression.

Since children have a great ability to share and communicate while making art, it can help them to feel understood.  The way that children create is a major key; the colors, the action, the sounds, the movement, and the layering are all important aspects to their communication.

Art therapy can be a fun way to explore thoughts and feelings safely.

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Brush Strokes Art Therapy, Inc. Receives the 2014, Best Business of Pompano Beach

We recently received the Best Businesses of Pompano Beach Award for Counseling and Mental Health!  Thank you Pompano Beach for this amazing award!  

Please see the Press Release below!

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 JANUARY 2014!

So happy to be the new Mommy Master of January 2014!  Thank you to Mommy Masters for recognizing me as a mother and a business woman.  Please click on the link below to view this article at MommyMasters.com


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If you are an individual, business or organization and are interested in learning more about art therapy or how art therapy can be used in your home or place of business, please feel free to contact me.

I am happy to discuss the benefits of art therapy and how it can enhance your current programing.

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Providing substance abuse art therapy group sessions to the residents of Greenway Recovery Center in Lantana, Florida.

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Providing weekly group substance abuse art therapy sessions to the men of the Achieve Behavioral Health's PHP program in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Art Therapy and Teenagers

Being a teenager today is not an easy job.

Teenagers face a variety of stressors including: changes at home; pressures to achieve at school, and on sports teams; avoiding peer pressure into drugs, alcohol, and sexual activity; bullying, friendships, romance, and trying to "fit in".

While a teenager is trying to figure themselves out, it can be difficult or embarassing to talk to someone.  Art therapy is an excellent avenue for teenagers to express themselves in the way that they know how...creatively without judgement.  An opportunity to be heard.

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On-Site Services

& Office Visits

Currently serving South Florida in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade County.

On-site art therapy services are available in your home, business, camp, or organization.

Office visits are by appointment only at my shared office space in Pompano Beach at The Forum Office Building off I95 N and Atlantic Ave exit, next to John Knox Medical Center.

600 SW 3rd Street

Pompano Beach FL 33060

Sessions can be for individuals, groups, or families.

All sessions are tailored to address your specific needs.

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about services please call:

Sonia Thomas 954-856-3110



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New Newsletter!


Please register below to be added to our new mailing list. Get updated information about art therapy in your area as well as new and exciting information about Brush Strokes Art Therapy, Inc.

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Ft. Lauderdale Camp:

November 2015

Camp Erin 2015

Brush Strokes Art Therapy's Sonia Thomas will again conduct the art therapy sessions at the 2015 Camp Erin Camps!

We are exctied to offer a free children's bereavement camp to children ages 5-17. Please contact Catholic Hospice in Miami for more information.

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Conducting group art therapy sessions for seniors to explore their creativity, remininsce, problem solve and to socialize and bond with their peers.

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Assisting Gilda's Club with art therapy focused on grief counseling for adults and children.

Please welcome Natasha Nesic as our new art therapy intern as she completes her 2nd year masters internship!  She is a talented photographer and visual artist and will be a great addition to Gilda's Club and Brush Strokes Art Therapy, Inc.

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Art Therapy and 


Art therapy is not just for children, it is for adults too!

Some adults embrace art and use it in their daily lives as either artists, as a hobby, with photography, and even arts and crafts.

Some adults say that they are scared of art because "I draw stick people".  Honestly, most adults do draw stick people. Children draw freely because it is fun and they do not compare their work to others until adolescents. As adolescents, we are discovering ourselves and start to notice whom is better at something than you are.  At that stage in life we either continue to excel or stop doing things that were once fun.  We do this because we are self-critical of our work.  The age that you stopped drawing at (say 9-12) is the same level you are still at today.  That is why most adults draw "stick people", so no worries!

Art therapy is not about your ability of artistic skill but about your willingness to let go and explore yourself.  Art materials are a great way to express, relax, get dirty, and discover new things about yourself; unlike an art class where technique and skill are key.  You will learn new techniques in art therapy and you could advance your skills greatly but that is not the goal; unless that is something you would like.

Art therapy can be a great addition to your daily life as well as an additive to your current therapies and medical interventions.

Current Organization Partnerships

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Now conducting art therapy groups for adutls with mild memory impairments at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Groups now in session.

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Providing art therapy groups to youth campers dealing with the death of a loved one.  An amazing camp through Hospice By the Sea, Boca Raton.

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Providing art therapy groups to youth caregivers that give their time and energy to care for an ill family member. Camp Treasure, Boca Raton.

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Cancer support and resource center

Offering group art therapy sessions to women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer, monthly at both Dade and Broward office locations.

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NEW FOUND LIFE, is Now Q Health in West Palm Beach, FL

Offering group art therapy sessions to men and women on their journey to sobriety.  

Please welcome Ellaine Peck as our new art therapist in Palm Beach County.  She is now providing art therapy groups to IOP clients at Q Health!  Thank you , Ellaine, you are doing an amazing job and we are proud to have you!

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Broward General Medical Center: Oncology

Offering individal and group art therapy sessions to adults in the out-patient infusion center at Broward General in Ft. Lauderdale! So excited about this new venture!

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Lynn Cancer Center/ Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Now offering monthly group art therapy session to adults with cancer and their caregivers as part of their support services to the community.  

Groups are the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30 am.  Contact the Lynn Cancer Center for more information.

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Now offering group art therapy sessions with teens recovering from substance abuse in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

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Providing art therapy services with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida's West Palm Beach office.  We are conducting art therapy group sessions for individuals with epilespy through their Studio E Program beginning June 29, 2015 for six weeks.  Please contact The Epilepsy Foundation of West Palm Beach to see if you qualify.