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Welcome to ATCC ! 

We are accepting new clients ! 

Ages 8+


Resilient Roots; An empowerment, self-actualization, stress reduction, and mindfulness group.

Who? A co-ed group for kids ages 12 and up who enjoy self-exploration through the use of the creative process.

About? Using mindfulness principles as the framework for art-making, introducing tools for stress reduction to promote balance, energy, and self-resilience. Encouraging group members to reflect internally and externally. In the last group, clients will each create a mini zen garden to take home and prizes will be raffled.

Group Themes:

self-awareness promoting imagination, encouraging advocacy, exploring empathy

encouraging self-confidence, building emotional resilience, promoting balance, safety, and trust

Where? Art Therapy & Creative Counseling LLC; 80-1 Plains Rd. Essex, CT

When? Wednesday, October 12 - November 30 th 5-6 pm (8 weeks)

Facilitator: Susan Holmes, B.A. Psychology, Expressive Arts Facilitator, Master Reiki Practitioner, REACE eligible

Availability: 6-8 participants

To register call Heather Bushey at 860.754.6234 Or email: [email protected]

Registration is required to secure a spot. Insurance accepted

Circle of Security Parenting Program

This is a program for parents who want to increase satisfaction in their relationships with their children, to increase confidence in their parenting, and to decrease con:lict in the family.

Did you know...

Children who are more secure are more able to enjoy happiness with their parents, turn to their parents when in trouble, solve problems on their own, have lasting friendships, have higher self-esteem, and more!

This program is researched based, and proven to be effective in increasing secure parent-child relationships!

This 8-week program will be beginning Nov [email protected] 5pm

If interested call immediately to secure your spot.

Where? Art Therapy & Creative Counseling; 80 Plains Rd. Essex, CT Facilitator: Rebecca Tydeman, LMFT

Contact Us  

We are a small expressive arts practice with no outsourced receptionist services. We believe in providing the best-individualized services to our clients from the very first interaction.
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Why us?

The majority of the clinicians are Nationally Registered Art Therapists or Expressive Arts Therapists. We provide an alternative form of therapy when talk therapy is not enough.

Hours by Appointment Only:

Mon-Fri 10:00a-7:00p

Sat- by appointment


Emergency Numbers:

If you need immediate help call 911 or 211 or go to your local emergency room or call 988 for suicide & crisis lifeline. 

Visit the ATCC profile on Psychology Today

Get in touch! 


80-1 Plains Rd
Essex, CT 06426


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (860) 754-6234