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The Art of Your Journey

April 21, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


When thinking about your journey from adolescence to adulthood, imagine a road or a path of some kind. Create an image using the materials provided to illustrate a picture to represent your road or path that you took from adolescence to adulthood. What stops occurred along the way? Were there any “road blocks” that you experienced during this time? If so, what were they and what do they look like? Did your path or road go different directions? If so, why? What kind of “road side assistance” helped you along the way? Also, think about where you are located on this path? You may be a young adolescent that is 20 years old, so your journey may be just getting started. Or perhaps, you’re an adult in your 40s towards the end of your journey.

Your drawing doesn’t have to be perfect. Try to focus more on just the simple lines, shapes, colors, and textures. You may use words or phrases in your drawing. You can be as literal or as metaphorical with your drawing.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah ThompsonSarah is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counseling Candidate working towards her LPC. She has her Masters of Science in Art Therapy Counseling from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. She currently works at the Mental Health Center of Denver as a full time mental health and art therapist with their outpatient program for teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 26.

She works with young people who are primarily struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, substance use, relationship/family conflicts, and first onset psychosis. Sarah has therapeutic experience working with people in a variety of settings, including older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and infants and toddlers with severe medical and behavioral needs. Sarah is passionate about using art therapy in person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma informed approaches to empower the people she works with and promote success during their transition from adolescence to adulthood. Sarah is also passionate about normalizing mental health challenges, reducing stigma, and advocating for creative ways to engage people in therapy. During her free time, Sarah makes her own art for self-care, self-reflection, and exploration. She enjoys acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, altered books, scrapbooking, and smart phone photography.


April 21, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sarah Thompson