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of the home owner. Living with it. “If a client is unsure about what they want, I often send them some of my work for them to display in their home for a few weeks. It’s the only way they can really see if it fits their daily life.” The Artist Therapist “I believe that art can serve a dual purpose, “said Annie Arnold, a Chicago-based Art Therapist. “I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that it can be provide a narrative as well as be a very healing source. It’s what lead me to pursue art therapy as a career. The idea is that I can make art daily with someone while helping them to help themselves.” A recent graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Annie has spent the past year working in a behavior health facility treating children and adults as part of her internship. It was there that she was able to see the transformative elements in action as she worked with trauma patients According to Annie, the selection of materials can have often have a big therapeutic impact for her clients. And this effect can extend

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East Coast Home Publishing