I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist and an Art Therapist and I'm quarantined in my house too!
I'm thinking about all the creative kids I know and how they can use their brains and their artistic talent to help them through this difficult time.
"ART HERE NOW!" is meant to give ideas and prompts to get the creative juices flowing.
-It allows us to contribute by sending loving art to patients, essential workers and the people we love.
-It allows us to see that we are not alone in our feelings when we post in the gallery.
-It gives outlets for both energy and emotion.
- and hopefully will also give a bit of fun!
I have spent many years working with children, adolescents and adults who suffer from trauma. I have worked in schools, community health centers and and in-patient treatment centers on issues from depression and anxiety to autism spectrum and addiction. Throughout my work; I have seen amazing healing through art.
In creating "ART HERE NOW" I have combined my years of working as a children's book illustrator with my therapeutic expertise and dedication to psychological health. This is a free website that encourages people to donate to local COVID-19 relief.
Those interested can find information about my work and my availability for parenting consultations and individual sessions at
Any comments or questions can be sent to
Please enjoy "ART HERE NOW!" and
Please wash your hands and Stay Safe!
Vala Kondo Legan, LMFT, LCAT, ATR-BC
ABOUT ART THERAPY:
Art therapy is practiced by highly trained board certified and licensed professionals.
Therapeutic work takes place in either individual or group sessions.
The transformative power of this therapy has been vital for many people. For anyone interested in this amazing treatment option;
I highly recommend further research through AATA, (The American Art Therapy Association)