Art and Music Therapy Become Available to the Local Community
We are now offering art and music therapy at 480 Elm Place, Suite 202A, just minutes away from ITA’s former Lake Forest location.
We have grown our presence in the Evanston community where ITA has resided since 2006. As Practice Director, Dr. Marni Rosen observed a growing need for creative arts therapies further north, she began to consider where the practice could grow and reach the most people from the surrounding areas. “We have served the Highland Park community for years through our Community Programs and at our Lake Forest and Evanston clinics. We are happy to now be able to offer art and music therapy at a more convenient location and hope to offer dance/movement and drama therapy as an option in the near future,” says Rosen.
According to a paper published by the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in 2015, the health department and non-profit sector “…are at capacity, and cannot keep up with the demand for behavioral health services.” Our new clinic will help to close the gap between the number of Highland Park residents in need of affordable treatment and the number of available providers. Many of the creative arts therapists employed by ITA accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance plans, and clients without insurance will have access to therapy on a sliding fee scale.
“It is our mission to provide affordable therapy to all who need it and to apply individualized approaches to addressing mental health, developmental and neurological concerns. Every person is unique and requires a personalized plan for healing. At ITA, we offer something for everyone whether it be a child with limited language or an adult with a severe trauma history. The creative arts therapies allow us to create something accessible for everyone, making the process feel less threatening and even fun,” says ITA Executive Director, Jenni Rook.
Our new satellite office is located within a professional services building occupied by other mental health and medical professionals. “ITA is an important and valuable addition to our therapeutic community. I have worked successfully with ITA’s highly skilled therapists in my treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Their multidisciplinary team provides innovative and creative approaches to therapy applying their expertise in both psychotherapy and neuroscience,” says Highland Park Psychiatrist, Steven H. Hanus, M.D. with Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hanus serves as a member of ITA’s Advisory Council.
If you would like to learn more about this new location, please contact Dr. Marni Rosen for more information. We look forward to growing our offerings at this new location!