Art Therapy Program in Los Angeles

a person paints in an art therapy program in los angelesPeer Mental Wellness takes a nontraditional approach to mental health therapy. While we offer evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which can be highly effective for those struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions, we also place an emphasis on the importance of experiential therapies like art therapy. This approach helps our participants heal in every aspect of their lives. Our goal is to reconnect our participants with the artist within, and through our art therapy program in Los Angeles, we can reach that goal. 

Learn more about our mental health therapy programs by connecting with the Peer Mental Wellness team today at 714.844.5473 or by reaching out to us online. We’re here to help you begin the journey back to your healthiest self. 


Art therapy is a treatment approach that uses creative expression as a means of exploring and resolving issues. It can be used with people of all ages and can be helpful for a wide range of issues, including mental health conditions, addiction, trauma, and grief. 

There are many benefits to art therapy, including: 

  • Improved mental health – Art therapy can help improve mental health by giving participants an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings. It can also help those in our care connect with their emotions and understand them better. 
  • Increased self-awareness – Art therapy can help participants become more aware of themselves and their feelings. This can lead to increased self-confidence and self-esteem. 
  • Reduced stress – Participating in art therapy can help reduce stress by providing an outlet for feelings of anxiety and frustration. It can also provide a sense of relaxation and calm. 
  • Improved communication skills – This approach to treatment can help improve communication skills by teaching participants how to express themselves through art. 
  • Better problem-solving skills – Art therapy can help improve problem-solving skills by teaching people how to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to problems. 

At Peer Mental Wellness, we incorporate art therapy into our mental health treatment programs as a way for our participants to relieve stress and learn how to express their emotions.

What Sets Peer Mental Wellness Apart

What makes us unique is in our name—we’re a community made up of people helping people. The multidisciplinary team at Peer Mental Wellness specializes in a range of mental health disorders, from depression and anxiety to bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders. Through techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR, and Jungian therapy, our participants reach the underlying causes of what they’re facing. As one of the only primary mental health treatment centers in California, we’re able to serve those who don’t need residential treatment but who would benefit from more consistent, supportive care than meeting with a therapist one-on-one.

Peer Mental Wellness is also a certified TRICARE provider. We offer specialized treatment programs for military service members and first responders. Serving this important community is one of the ways that we honor our commitment to individuals and families in Santa Ana and beyond.

What we offer our participants doesn’t start and end with therapy and counseling. Instead, we connect our clients with community resources, supportive housing, and other services as needed.

Our Programs and Services

Our outpatient programs include:

At Peer Mental Wellness, we understand that no two participants are the same. Instead of trying to fit those we support into predetermined boxes, we work closely with every member of our community to build out a unique treatment plan. Maybe you or your loved one respond more positively to EMDR than to art therapy, or vice versa. By finding the methods and approaches that work best for you, we’ll help you reach your goals.

Through creative process groups like art, music, or dance therapy, we help our participants find the most suitable medium with which to express themselves. Where others see problems, we see solutions. We see an opportunity to reconnect each participant with the artist inside.

In addition to these experiential therapies, we offer:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Trauma work
  • Case management
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychodrama
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Group counseling sessions

Start Healing —
Reach Out to Peer Mental Wellness Today

Connect with our team today to verify your insurance and begin the journey towards becoming your healthiest and most authentic self. We’re here to help you put yourself back together. And if you’re reaching out to us for a loved one, we’ll connect you with the resources they need. Contact us at 714.844.5473 or reach out online to get started.