2014 Pompano Beach Best Businesses Award Winner:

 Counseling and Mental Health

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Art Therapy Services

 for Children, Teens, and Adults


600 SW 3rd Street, #5100F

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Forum Building

FLORIDA MEDICAID MANAGED CARE 


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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I AM THE NEW

MOMMY MASTER

 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

http://www.mommymasters.com/2014/01/january-2014-mommy-master

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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

and Office Location!


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.


Sessions can be for individuals, groups, or families.


All sessions are tailored to address your specific needs.


OFFICE HOURS!


New Broward County office is now open by appointment!  


600 SW 3rd Street

Suite 5100F

Pompano Beach, FL 33060


Located at The Forum building right off of I-95 on the North side, next to John Knox.  Easily accessable from the tricounties.


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


Sonia Thomas 954-856-3110

  954-256-7383

sonia_ATR@hotmail.com


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INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT ART THERAPY?


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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Homestead Camp:  


February 27- March 1, 2015


Ft. Lauderdale Camp:


May 15-17, 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.

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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Art Therapy and 

Adults


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. Spring 2014 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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Offering group art therapy and art exploration sessions for children ages 2-13 through the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Department. 

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THE BEAUTIFUL GATE-

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, DELRAY BEACH


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

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Beachway Therapy Center, Delray Beach


Offering group art therapy sessions to adult male and females on their path to sobriety.

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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.