NO, anyone can participate in art therapy. You don’t have to consider yourself an artist to participate and benefit.
Yes, I am currently in network with Highmark, Capital Blue Cross and Magellan. I am still working on final approval from others. Check with your insurance company to see if I participate with your plan.
No, I am not licensed to prescribe medication; however, I can refer you to other practitioners that could help you if you are interested in medication.
I always suggested you meet me and have your child meet me for at least two sessions before deciding if it will be a good fit. I truly believe the best therapy takes place when the client feels comfortable in the therapeutic relationship. If it turns out that I’m not the best therapist for you or your child, I will be happy to recommend another. Unfortunately it may take a few therapists before you find the ‘right’ one for you or your family.
My practice combines compassion and creativity to connect with individuals and families. It is through this connection, whether it be a verbal or a non-verbal connection, that I will guide one through life’s challenges and assist individuals and families in discovering and focusing on one’s strengths and potential for growth. My clinical background, training and experiences support a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as art, play and traditional therapy, depending on one’s personal goals for treatment. My own experiences, as a parent of a special needs child, have enriched my work as a therapist and helped me gain a richer understanding of the importance of a strong support system. Therefore, I strongly believe in working hard to help individuals and families feel supported during the various joys and adversities of life.
Marisa Lawrence, MA, ATR-BC, LPC