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Shannon Halligan, L-CAT is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist specializing in helping clients cope with issues such as Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Alzheimer’s and Dementia, developmental disorders, LGBTQ issues, and traumatic brain injuries.

“For people who are hands-on, visual learners, art can be utilized as a tool in expression, though they may not realize that it can help them through struggles.” – Bethany Comella, “Helping Others Through Art,” Rochester Woman Magazine

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

Halligan Creative Arts Therapy is a Rochester art therapy practice that focuses on clients’ strengths to aid in their healing through a safe, nonjudgmental environment that fosters growth, insight and creativity.

For more information, call us at (585) 654-6646, send us an email, or view Shannon’s profile on Psychology Today.

Art Classes and Events

Halligan Creative Arts Therapy also holds fun art classes and events. Click on an event in the calendar to learn more. 

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Sewing Basics for KidsSewing Basics for Kids

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pmIn this class, kids will be learning the basics of...Read more
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Sewing Basics for Kids

In this class, kids...

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Monthly Kids Craft Events! Monthly Kids Craft Events!

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
10:30am - 12:00amThis series of Art Classes for Kids are designed for...Read more
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Monthly Kids Craft Events!

This series of Art...

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 12:00am

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Hand Building CeramicsHand Building Ceramics

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pmIn this 4-week class, you will learn the basics of...Read more
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Hand Building Ceramics

In this 4-week class,...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Sewing Basics for Kids

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

In this class, kids will be learning the basics of sewing, including safety, hand stitching, design, assembly techniques, adding details and even get to try a sewing machine (under supervision and instruction). We will be designing our own fabric with fabric markers, stencils, and then adding a fabric backing and ribbon trim to make a unique pillow of their own. This class is appropriate for kids ages 8 and up.

Location


Halligan Creative Arts Therapy
215 Alexander Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607

Event Fees:


$ 20.00 Kids Sewing


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
shannon_halligan@yahoo.com

Monthly Kids Craft Events!

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 -

Time: 10:30am - 12:00am

This series of Art Classes for Kids are designed for children to experience fun, educational, hands-on art activities that enhance their creativity, build their artistic skill, and offer a fun, interactive social environment. Children (ages 4 and up) will be making art projects based on the following themes: April 8th: Animals: Children will be creating unique animal puppets from felt. May 13th: Recycle Art: Kids will create sculptures using found objects and recyclables. June 3rd: Nature Art: Kids will be making crafts using sticks, leaves, shells, pinecones and various items from nature. *Stay Tuned for Summer Camp Art Events for July and August 2017! *Please register for EACH session you plan to attend. Class runs for 60 minutes.

Location


Halligan Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC
215 Alexander St. Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607

Event Fees:


$ 20.00 Kids Art


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
shannon_halligan@yahoo.com

Hand Building Ceramics

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In this 4-week class, you will learn the basics of hand-building with clay. Learn how to make small flower pots, decorative bowls, wall pockets and handcrafted tiles. We will be discussing design, use of clay tools, clay molds, slip and score techniques, texturizing, assembly and adding details. We will work with rubber stamps, lettering, and surface and edge designs. The 4-week time span will allow for learning glazing techniques as well. No previous experience required! Ages 12 and up.    

Location


Halligan Creative Arts Therapy
215 Alexander St, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607

Event Fees:


$ 95.00 Ceramics Class


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
shannon_halligan@yahoo.com

Testimonials

“Shannon has been working with my daughter for nearly two years. In that time, I have seen my daughter respond in ways that she was incapable of before beginning this work. … I look forward to watching my daughter grow, mature, and become more confident. I couldn’t do this without Shannon’s help.” – Darci

Office

New Location!
215 Alexander St.
Rochester, New York 14607
(585) 654-6646
Entrance and parking behind the building.

 

Halligan Creative Arts Therapy is excited to announce we’ve moved to a new professional space that is creatively inspiring and is easy to get to from Rt. 490 and Rt. 31 as well as from East Ave., Park Ave., and the South Wedge. For office photos, please visit our Facebook page.