Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which an art therapist guides clients in attuning to the creative process as a means of personal growth and healing. Art therapists are master-level clinicians. Our training is in psychological theory, trauma, and art therapy theory. Art therapy safely invites clients to connect with their creative selves, using various media to express emotions, process events, understand relationships, increase self-awareness, develop self-identity, make meaning, manifest values, and find relief. Feelings can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Through the process of art therapy, clients can realize a release and acceptance of previous experiences. This can often allow clients to then communicate verbally in more clear, profound way.
People of all ages can benefit from art therapy. I offer art therapy to children, adolescents, young adults and adults. I use art methods and materials such as paints, drawing materials, clay, collage, and sculpture with clients. I work with clients who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties, life changes, parenting difficulties, and loss through both art therapy and talk therapy. I often use mindfulness, yoga, and expressive writing with clients as a healing modality along with art-making. I work with clients so that they may make discoveries on their own through their art-making process. I use a Positive Art Therapy approach with clients, identifying and furthering client’s strengths through a collaborative process. I work with clients to develop a sense of self-compassion so that they may increase their resilience.
I will work with you at your own pace with art materials. Oftentimes, the art making process is part of the relationship we build together. Other times, you are healing through creativity on your own with my guidance. Art made in therapy together is about process, and can provide for deeper conversations, connections, and healing than talking alone. No previous art experience is necessary. If you are an artist, art therapy can also be valuable to you. The art therapy process is transformative, and cultivating the source of creativity within can provide you with a direct connection to your sense of wellbeing. Art therapy has the capacity to change your life in a radical way. I will safely guide you along in that process of knowing and honoring yourself as you are, while working toward goals and overall well-being.
Mollie German, MA, ATR-P
I am an artist and art therapist. I have been a working artist in Vermont for nearly 20 years, sharing artmaking experiences with many schools and communities. Through my path as an artist, I have learned about failure and resiliency. I have experienced healing through the power of the artmaking process. I invite you to read my capstone thesis entitled, Mindful Art Therapy and the Cultivation of Self-Compassion: Development of a Method. You can access it here:
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Art Therapy from Lesley University. My many years of direct community work in the arts inform my work as an art therapist. My passion for art as a healing modality is my motivation for working with clients.
I am a member of the American Art Therapy Association, as well as a member and Membership Chair on the Board of the Art Therapy Association of Vermont.
Roster ID: 097.0134437
Supervised By: Lisa Myers, LCMHC, ATR-BC, LCAT
After you reach out, we will talk together over the phone for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we have a good fit for art therapy together. If not, I am happy to refer you out to other qualified therapists in the area who might be able to serve you.
I use an integrated therapeutic approach with my clients, combining different theories and approaches. I offer individualized care in each session, with the creative process supporting you. I can be reached via phone at 1-802-613-0764
Is art therapy covered by insurance? YES. I accept Vermont Medicaid and Vermont BC/BS with a possible co-pay. Contacting your insurance company directly beforehand to see if mental health services are covered is recommended. If you prefer to pay out-of-pocket, I offer out-of-pocket service for a 60 minute session for $110. I accept cash, credit cards, and local checks. I have a late cancellation (less than 24 hours) and no-show fee of $110. I am able to offer a sliding scale upon request and need. Payments and copayments are due at time of service.
Please note I am not a crisis clinician and cannot respond to a crisis through email. If you need immediate assistance please call the Counseling Service of Addison County's Emergency Team at 1-802-388-7641 or your local emergency services.
10A Main Street, Bristol, Vermont 05443