AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Exploring Art Therapy

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for people to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.

Is art therapy something you’ve always been curious about in your mental health journey?

Join us on September 15 from 1-2pm Pacific Time for our online community event: Sanctuary Space, “Exploring Art Therapy” with special guest Sharon Uy, a clinical art psychotherapist, coach, writer, and artist. Join our open discussion and exploration of what art therapy is and its different types, explore short films about the difference between practicing art therapeutically vs. art therapy, and join us in a collective creative activity.

This virtual event is free to attend with limited seating.

Register here.

About our special guest:

Sharon Uy works as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist, and creates as a writer and artist. In her private therapy practice based out of Los Angeles, she blends somatic work, art making, visualization, and spiritual practices to guide beloved clients back to their fully integrated and truest Selves. All are welcome, but those who seek her services are typically creative adults in their 20s and 30s journeying towards figuring out the meaning of (this) life, and the most joyful and peaceful role to play in it. She has worked with people of all shapes, sizes, identities, and afflictions, and has found that, across the board, the ultimate keys for healing are laughter and love.

Visit Sharon’s website to learn more about her art therapy practice:

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
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Date:September 15, 2022
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.