Be Weird. Be You.

Imagine a future of confidence & purpose with

art therapy for young misfits, rebels & free spirits

In-Person Art Therapy in Gibbsboro, NJ
Virtual Art Therapy in New Jersey, Connecticut & Pennsylvania

Therapy for people who are tired of feeling stuck and ready to try something different
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If you want a more hands-on approach because “just talking about it” isn’t right for you, art therapy can be a bridge to healing and self-acceptance. Prism Art Therapy in Gibbsboro, NJ and via telehealth in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania serves young people who are different and struggling with their mental health.

Personal issues are draining when there’s pressure to blend in, you’re unsure or uncomfortable with your identity, or you don’t feel accepted. When you’re sensitive, intuitive or just have a unique perspective on life, navigating complicated life stuff – mental health struggles, neurodivergence, uncertain relationships, grief – is especially tough.

If you don’t “fit in” and you’re sad, anxious & overwhelmed, maybe it’s time to go in a new direction. I’ll support you to imagine a path forward that allows you to heal and build on your strengths as your authentic self.

Vulnerabilities of Being One-of-a-Kind

Standing apart from the crowd can give you a certain special spark, whether it’s because you think differently, have special skills or unusual life experience, or something else.

It can also be lonely, and when you’re a young person who wants to be accepted, it’s also confusing and hurtful.

The many specifics of your situation are unique to you, but overall, people who feel like they don’t fit in are vulnerable to a variety of emotional and behavioral health issues.

When these issues emerge, art therapy offers a range of benefits so you or your child can flourish.

School-Age Kids

  • Peer relationship challenges
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem & confidence
  • Academic struggles
  • Depresssion & anxiety
  • Isolation & loneliness
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Self-harm
  • Concerning themes in play & artwork

 

Teens

  • Peer relationship challenges
  • Academic struggles
  • Identity confusion
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Self-harm & risky behaviors
  • Family conflict
  • Low self-esteem & confidence
  • Bullying & harrassment
  • Eating & body image difficulties

 

Young Adults

  • Academic & early career struggles
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Low self-esteem & confidence
  • Self-harm & risky behaviors
  • Isolation & loneliness
  • Intimate relationship challenges
  • Identity confusion
  • Eating & body image difficulties
  • Transition to age-appropriate independence

What does being “different” mean?

At Prism Art Therapy, being “different” can have many meanings:

  • Identity, like gender, sexuality, disability, race
  • Personality or cognitive traits, like being an introvert or highly sensitive
  • Neurodiversity
  • Skills or interests that are more niche, like the arts or roleplaying games
  • Life experiences, like an uncommon family structure or chronic illness
  • Choosing to be different, holding different ideas or a nonconformist style
  • A combination of differences

Regardless of what makes you different, I want to support your journey to confidence, resiliance, authenticity, and life choices that align with your values and aspirations

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Feel seen. Be understood.

Imagine being true to yourself and perfectly happy, regardless of whether or not you fit in.

As a neurodivergent, queer artist with vintage riot grrrl energy (even if I stopped shaving my head a long time ago), I want to help you love yourself, quirks and all.

We have many ways to identity ourselves. For starters, misfit, rebel and free spirit, but also oddball, unicorn, geek, odd duck, nonconformist, black sheep, queer, weirdo, eccentric, and anyone else who’s a little different.

If that’s you or your child, Prism Art Therapy offers an affirming, non-judgmental, caring space so you feel validated and empowered.

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Dr. Lee Ann Thill, art therapist, offering individual art therapy in Gibbsboro, NJ

I’m Lee Ann and I get it.

I really do.

PhD & Licensed Art Therapist.
Neurodivergent, queer, feminist artist.
Not bothered when things get messy.

Life imitates art and both can get messy. However, collecting collage scraps is a lot easier than dealing with any life messes you’re facing.

That’s where I come in. You’re trying to figure out messy life stuff so you can heal and thrive, and I want to guide you through that process.

I’m sensitive to your distress and understand the desire to heal. I’ve had to work through my own messes, so I’m familiar with the benefits of therapy from both the client and therapist perspective.

You’ve probably heard the saying, to clean a mess, you have to make a mess. Art therapy is a hands-on approach that allows you to a make an art mess in the service of understanding and resolving life messes, so you can feel better and move forward.

“Lee Ann is super nice and obviously very knowledgeable. After going through several therapists in online platforms who I didn’t feel good about and didn’t feel like they understood me, I feel like Lee Ann does. I’m happy I tried again with her.”

Zoe (pseudonym)

How does art therapy compare to talk therapy?

Talk therapy can be like driving on a one lane road, whereas art therapy is like having two lanes.

Sometimes, people hit roadblocks in talk therapy that are hard to talk through.

On the art therapy road, the therapist can guide your movement between art and talking if you feel stuck in one lane.

Having the choice to switch lanes offers more options for self expression and insight about the challenges you’re trying to resolve, which enhances potential for progress.

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Art Therapy in South Jersey

Imagine the life you want and create it.

Art therapy combines talk therapy and visual expression to help you express and explore thoughts and emotions.

It’s especially helpful when you struggle to talk about your feelings or thoughts. Artmaking serving as a bridge to your creative, intuitive side — for a more holistic therapy experience.

You’re offered a safe, judgment-free space so you can freely express yourself through art, and then discuss your art and how it relates to your current challenges.

The focus of our work isn’t art education and skill development, although you could very well learn techniques and create art that’s visually appealing. Rather, we’ll focus on the expression and using art alongside narrative – telling stories about yourself as they relate to your reasons for seeking therapy.

Many people can benefit from art therapy. I work with school-age kids, teens and young adults. Lastly, I’m committed to sensitive and thoughtful culturally competent care, and my practice is LGBTQ+ affirming.

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Watercolor tray used in art therapy with Lee Ann Thill In Gibbsboro NJ

My judgment-free approach is:

Accessible: You do not have to an artist because I’ll help you experiment with artmaking, regardless of skill level.

Relational: The best indicator of good therapy outcome is satisfaction with the client-therapist relationship. Our relationship will be based on collaboration, trust and open communication.

Authentic: I show up as me – laidback, a little offbeat, kind of a smartass – so you feel more comfortable being you, even if you’re still figuring out who you are.

Flexible: Therapy without a formula, responsive to your needs and at your pace. We’ll discuss how therapy is going, and make any adjustments to better meet your needs.

Creative: Creativity isn’t just for artists. You’ll be supported to recognize how creative energy can be healing and help you problem solve in the future. Ultimately, art therapy is a launching point for you to feel more confident, resourceful and competent in your life.

Art Therapy Services

Individual Art Therapy in Gibbsboro, NJ

Clients in South Jersey can work with me at my office in Gibbsboro, Camden County, close to Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Berlin and surrounding areas. My office combines familiar features of a therapy office, like traditional seating, with art studio features, including work space, a wide range of art supplies and lots of natural light.

Telehealth Throughout New Jersey, Connecticut & Pennsylvania

I offer virtual art therapy for clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut so you can get care that might otherwise be difficult to access. Art therapy is modified to maximize its benefits from the comfort of home.

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view of Lee Ann Thill's office

Start Living Life in Full Color

You can overcome the challenges holding you back, and you don’t have to do it alone. Maybe it will even be a little fun.

Book a consultation or first appointment to start art therapy

in Gibbsboro, NJ or virtual art therapy in NJ, CT or PA.

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Contact Prism Art Therapy

Call or email if you have questions about art therapy in my Gibbsboro, NJ office or virual therapy in NJ, CT or PA. I look forward to connecting with you.

For emergenci’re es call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.

contact@prismarttherapy.com

(856) 258-0818

146 Lakeview Drive South Suite 300 Gibbsboro, NJ 08026