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  • How do you incorporate art into therapy?
    At Art It Out, we use art as a vehicle for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This presents a tangible and memorable way to teach children and teens how to recognize how our thoughts, emotions and behaviors are all interconnected and influence each other. CBT is very helpful in aiding individuals to learn to recognize and change any distorted or negative thinking patterns. Children may often illustrate thoughts, feelings, or events that are difficult to verbalize. This presents insight into the child’s inner world, which allows negative or harmful thoughts to be challenged. Combining art and CBT improves the child’s overall engagement in therapy and presents the following opportunities: Creative activities provide a great way to break the ice! Children might not feel comfortable participating in talk therapy, but it’s much easier to express themselves in a drawing or hands-on activity. Understanding the relationship between your thoughts, emotions, and consequent behaviors is often easier once explained through art and play. Through writing and illustrations, children can process and practice relevant CBT tools and techniques. Art activities help improve children’s comfort level and understanding of facial expressions, moods, and emotions. Art paired with CBT techniques presents further opportunity to: Challenge Cognitive Distortions Increase Positive Thoughts Improve Self-Talk Recognize Core Beliefs Improve Mood Increase Flexibility Improve Self-Esteem & Resiliency Manage Anxiety or Depression Learn to See a New Perspective Challenge Fears Manage Stress & Worries Practice Solution-Based Thinking We use art techniques to create tangible reminders of coping skills. Looking at these reminders outside of our therapy sessions will encourage the child to implement the new skills, thus helping the skills and strategies generalize into everyday life.​
  • How long are sessions?
    All sessions are 50 minutes long. Group sessions often include a parent summary for the last few minutes. In individual sessions, the therapist may ask the parent(s) to join for the beginning or final few minutes.
  • What makes a child client a good fit for groups at Art It Out?
    We offer an array of group opportunities to support our clients' goals in a peer setting. A client is a good fit for groups if they are working towards: social skills, self-esteem, confidence, emotional regulation, impulse control, listening skills, peer pressure, good sportsmanship, coping strategies, flexible thinking – going with the flow, managing anxiety, or managing frustration. At times, we find it helpful for clients to meet with a therapist individually prior to being in a group to establish foundational support and skills in order to help client benefit from a peer setting. We require all group members to conduct themselves in a safe manner. In order to do help best determine group placement, Art It Out provides a Behavioral Observation, an opportunity to get to know your child, share about Art It Out, and engage at their level. This typically occurs during the intake time.
  • What is the cost of services?
    Initial Intake Session: $190 Individual Therapy: $150-175 (depending on provider) Family Therapy: $210 Group Therapy: $85
  • What kinds of therapy do you offer?
    We offer individual therapy, group therapy, parenting sessions, and family therapy. Our therapists are trained in talk therapy and can provide “traditional talk therapy” when it suits the client. However, our therapists also may use art or games in session to enhance sessions and engage clients.
  • Can you support me with my child's behavioral challenges?
    We can support you if your child has behavioral challenges such as: frequent temper tantrums, refusing to do tasks, using aggressive tones frequently, hitting or violent behavior, seeking revenge, power struggles, difficulty following routines, acknowledging boundaries, or outbursts following a request. At Art It Out, we value working with the whole family to support the child’s success in therapy. When working with children who have these challenges, we find the parental component of our approach is critical. We often see parents find relief after receiving support and strategies navigating these difficult behaviors through our Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators. We are happy to work alongside any current therapists a family is working with. While we are able to support your family, your child may need more assistance via parental support or individual therapy and will likely not be placed in one of our groups.
  • Who would be a good fit for your services?
    Clients that we find best benefit from our services typically struggle with social skills, managing anxiety, regulating emotions, flexible thinking, negative thinking patterns, feeling identification and expression, processing family changes, healthy anger expression, confidence, self-esteem, body image, impulse control, relationship difficulty, navigating peer pressure, stress management, managing life changes, coping with grief or loss, setting boundaries, etc.
  • How do I set up a New Client appointment?
    CLICK HERE All new client appointments must be scheduled in advance through our Intake Department. First, click the link above to submit a new intake request. If you have questions, please contact our Intake Department. 770.726.9589 x1 (East Cobb) OR 770.726.9589 x3 (Atlanta)
  • What is a behavioral observation?
    A Behavioral Observation is part of our Group Therapy Intake where one of our graduate interns will meet with your child while you meet with a therapist. We use our behavioral observation as an opportunity for us to learn more about the child so we can place him/her in a group accordingly and for children to be introduced to Art It Out, answer any questions they may have, and become more comfortable at Art It Out.
  • Do I need to bring my child to the intake appointment?
    The first step is a Phone Intake, where we will schedule an in-person Intake Session. When scheduling your Intake Session, our intake coordinator will let you know if your child will need to attend. Typically, if your child is attending group therapy, we ask your child to attend for a Behavioral Observation. If your child will be attending individual sessions, your child does not need to attend. If you need clarification, please email
  • Do you conduct a formal psychoeducational assessment as part of the intake?
    Our therapists are not able to perform a psychoeducational evaluation. During our intake, we evaluate goals and concerns to form a diagnostic impression for the client's treatment plan. If a therapist believes a formal evaluation would benefit the child, they will provide the family with referrals for a specialist with this capability.
  • What codes do you use?
    We use the following Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes: Initial Intake Session: 90791 $190 Individual Therapy: 90837 & 90834 $150-175 Family Therapy: 90847 $210 Group Therapy: 90853 $85
  • How should I know what my insurance will reimburse me?
    Many clients have 60-80% of their therapy cost reimbursed to them after reaching their deductible, based on their out-of-network benefits. We recommend calling your specific insurance provider, before therapy services, to learn more details about your specific deductible and determine reimbursement rates. You may want to ask your insurance provider: What have I paid towards my out-of-network deductible? Do I have mental health benefits? What will I be reimbursed for counseling sessions? How do I submit my superbills for reimbursement?
  • What are the benefits of going out of network?
    With the current insurance industry standard of care, many clients choose not to involve insurance companies in seeking a provider for their mental health care. Thus, their therapy is not determined by session limitations, diagnosis, and insurance companies’ review of their entire mental health record. Additionally, many insurance companies do not pay for other therapies outside of individual therapy, thus limiting the client’s ability to choose the best type of therapy for themselves, their child, and/or their family. As Art It Out Therapists, we truly believe in client-centered treatment and strive to provide the therapy that is clinically best for our clients. Instead of adhering to insurance limitations, we offer our clients the flexibility to set their own goals and be an active participant in their treatment plan. We allow our clients the privacy they deserve by not allying with any insurance providers; thus, our therapy records are not subject to Georgia compliance audits. It is at the client’s discretion to submit their Superbill to their insurance for reimbursement, in turn releasing confidential information to their insurance company. As part of being out-of-network, we will not communicate at all with your insurance company and will not allow single-case agreements.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    We are out-of-network for all insurance. This means that payment is due at the time of session and you are given a monthly statement (superbill) that you can submit to your insurance provider and they may reimburse you directly.
  • Do groups have open enrollment?
    Our groups at Art It Out open each semester until they fill to 6 members (or the specific maximum limit for that group). We ask for each group member to commit to the semester as we have reserved the spot for each member.
  • How long are groups?
    Each group is 50 minutes long and meets weekly for the entire school semester. With our elementary-age groups, for the last few minutes of each group, our therapists conduct a summary for parents. This summary includes: skills covered, tangible reminders created of therapy skills, as well as, what you can do at home to help reinforce the skills. For our adolescents, this summary is often emailed.
  • How do I join a group?
    If you are a new client, complete an intake request form and our phone coordinator will call you to schedule an initial client intake. If you are a current client, connect with your child’s therapist or our office to discuss group options.
  • How many children are in each camp?
    We try to keep a low therapist to client ratio in camp. Most camps have 6 children total and have one master's level therapist and a graduate intern.
  • What is the cost of camp and how do I pay?
    A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at registration to hold your child's spot. At this time, you may also pay your camp fee in full. If you choose to only pay the deposit at the time of registration, then your remaining balance will be due on the 1st day of camp. Full-day camps cost $950. A $300 is due to hold your child's spot. Then the remaining $650 is due on the 1st day of camp. Half-day camps cost $500. The $300 deposit is due to hold your child's spot. Then the remaining $200 is due on the 1st day of camp. Refunds & Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before March 1st: full refund (including deposit) will be provided. Cancellations after March 2nd: full refund excluding deposit will be provided.
  • How will I be informed with what happens each day at camp?
    Please arrive 10 minutes before dismissal to hear a summary from the therapist. For full-day camps, this takes place at 2:50pm. On the last day of camp, your child will bring home a binder that contains: art activities as tangible reminders of therapeutic skills and lessons learned throughout camp. Descriptions of the activities are included to encourage ongoing conversations and incorporation of learned skills at home! This binder will also contain a letter specific to your child. This personalized letter includes: therapist feedback, observed challenges, areas of growth, and recommendations for how to continue building upon your child's progress.
  • Do you offer before or after care?
    No, we do not. Please pick your child up on time.
  • When will I receive my camp insurance statement?
    You will receive it on the 5th of the month following your child's camp (ie. June camp superbills go out on July 5th). Our superbills list camp as therapy because it is! However, if you need a separate invoice that lists the verbiage "camp," please contact our office.
  • What should my child bring to camp?
    Please send your child with: a water bottle, peanut-free lunch, and a snack.

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