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Kindred Art Therapy

Welcome to the most creative and relaxing space in WNC

About Me


I'm Aubrey Baptista, LCMHC, ATR, QS, founder of Kindred Art Therapy and Counseling PLLC. 

It is my pleasure to offer a space where you can express yourself. 

You don't need any previous art-making experience, I'll help you discover the best way to create for you. 

Recently, I was challenged to ask myself "what makes your heart sing". When I can offer assistance to someone and effect change based on the knowledge and skills I have acquired, my heart sings. I am constantly educating myself and exposing myself to new situations and people so that I may advance humanity in the biggest and best ways. 

Here is what I've learned along the way:

The world needs neurodivergent people to help solve some of the most important issues we face as global citizens. In many ways, everyone experiences some variation of neurodivergence. Those who suffer the most feel victimized by society rather than empowered. 

If you are highly sensitive, emotional, think differently, hyper-focused, with special interests, or have peak talents but you're not quite sure how to effectively empower yourself, we will get along well.  It is my mission to help you overcome your fears and live your dreams. 

Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Want to see how art therapy can help? 

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Group Sessions 


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Children 10+

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Adults 18+

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  • Do you take insurance?
    Currently I take the following insurance. United Healthcare Aetna Cigna I also have self pay, out-of-pocket rates listed on my services page.
  • Do you work with self harm patients?
    Yes, I do work with self harm patients. You can use my contact form or visit my services page to inquire about individual therapy appointments.
  • Do you work with children under 10?
    I don't currently work with kids younger than 10 years old.
  • What age groups do you work with?
    I currently work with patients 10 years of age and older.
  • Are you currently running any groups?
    Groups are based upon the number on interested participants and are run based on demand. Please feel free to fill out my contact form to see if there are any groups currently running.
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What is Art Therapy?


Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses artistic expression as a means of exploring emotions, promoting self-awareness, and reducing stress. It is a powerful tool for addressing a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.

One of the main benefits of art therapy is that it allows individuals to express themselves in a nonverbal way. Many people find it difficult to put their feelings into words, but through art, they can communicate their innermost thoughts and emotions without feeling judged. This can be especially helpful for individuals who have experienced trauma, as it allows them to process their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Art therapy also provides a sense of control and mastery over one's emotions. When creating art, individuals have the ability to shape and manipulate their materials, giving them a sense of control over their environment. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who feel overwhelmed by their emotions and need a way to regain a sense of control.

Another benefit of art therapy is that it can be a powerful stress reliever. Creating art requires focus and concentration, which can help to shift the mind away from negative thoughts and worries. The act of creating something can also be therapeutic in and of itself, as it allows individuals to release pent-up emotions and feelings.

Art therapy can be done with a wide range of materials, including paint, charcoal, clay, and collage. Some people prefer to work with traditional art materials, while others may prefer digital art tools. The key is to find a medium that feels comfortable and accessible to the individual.

Art therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce stress and promote mental well-being. It is a powerful tool for individuals who want to explore their emotions, increase self-awareness, and regain a sense of control over their lives. If you are interested in trying art therapy, you can reach out by scheduling a free consultation. 


Kindred Art Therapy

2015 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791


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