Counseling for Artists

Individuals who devote themselves to the performing, visual and literary arts may be especially vulnerable to a particular set of emotional and psychological issues. Artists often face societal, familial, economic and personal challenges that are unique to those who choose to make their living using their creative abilities.

The Claret Center recognizes and highly values the gifts that artists bring to our culture. We feel called to provide mental health services to the people who contribute so much of themselves to make our world a richer, more vibrant place for all of us.

If you’re an actor, dancer, filmmaker, musician, visual artist, writer or any other kind of creative person, our staff is prepared to help you resolve the issues that prevent you from doing your best work and achieving success. We can help you:

  • Increase your confidence and motivation
  • Better cope with criticism and rejection
  • Access and use your authentic self in your work
  • Reduce audition and performance anxiety
  • Generate new ideas and finish projects already begun
  • Manage anxiety, depression and other mood disorders
  • Make positive, healthy career choices
  • Improve work/life balance
  • Enhance your interpersonal relationships

Psychotherapist Bill Harrison is uniquely qualified to work with creative individuals. He has spent the last three decades working as a musician, an actor, a composer/arranger and a writer. He has a thorough knowledge of the kinds of personal and professional challenges artists face.

The Claret Center understands that making a living in the arts can be challenging, which is why we offer a sliding fee scale. If you’re struggling financially, your counselor will work with you to find a fee for services that works for all parties involved.