Art Therapy Explained and Where to Find it in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: April 26, 2021  

Art therapy encourages children and young people to better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours by creating images and objects, children and young people can begin to see the thoughts and feelings they have inside and then be supported by the art therapist to better understand themselves and find solutions.

For some kids, using art to express feelings can feel easier and less threatening then traditional talking therapies especially where using words may be difficult. Objects and images can also be helpful to see the progress made.

Here’s where you can access art therapy for kids in Kenya.


CBT Kenya

CBT-Kenya (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Kenya) is a psychotherapy centre in Kilimani area, Nairobi that offers counseling and art therapy sessions for kids.

+254 739 935 333

Chiromo Lane Medical Centre 

CLMC group has come to be known as a leading treatment facility that specializes in diagnosis,   treatment and management of adolescents and children who suffer from a spectrum of mental health disorders. 

+254 729 359 501

Oasis Africa

Gladys Mwiti and Dr. Gershon Mwiti founded Oasis Africa with a purpose and commitment to bring healing to many hurting kids in Kenya.

Regent Court – Apartment B7, Argwings Kodhek Road

Opposite Nairobi Women’s Hospital

Nairobi, Kenya

+254 725 366614

Mental Wellness initiative Kenya

Founded by psychologist Achieng Jahera, Mental Wellness initiative Kenya offers holistic counselling and art therapy for children struggling with mental health issues.



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About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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