Art Therapy and the Adult Coloring Book craze — What’s the difference?

One can find Adult Coloring Books at major bookstores, art and craft stores and general retail stores.  What, then, is the difference between art therapy and adult coloring books?  The American Art Therapy Association discusses this topic at

Common Fears and their impact on relationships

When thinking about an ideal relationship, what words come to mind?  Perhaps, love, exciting, honesty, communication, trust, strength building, working together, team work and individuality are among some of them. On the other hand, what if the first words that came to mind were Abandonment, rejection, humiliation — three words that generally do not make… Read More

New Ownership

Welcome Melanie Gardner, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS. Melanie is an board certified art therapist and certified trauma specialist. She is the new owner of The Creative Arts Space at its new location in Hopewell, Virginia. She works with children through adults and specializes in trauma-informed therapies. She has experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic… Read More