Open Avenue Therapist – Sarah Raskey LCPC ATR
Sarah Raskey MA LCPC ATR, is a licensed clinical professional psychotherapist and registered ART therapist, and the co-founder/owner of OPEN AVENUE THERAPY, a Chicago based private psychotherapy practice founded in 2008.
Sarah is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University, where she teaches graduate psychology courses including counseling skills, and marriage and family counseling.
While she has provided services to numerous populations for the past 9 years, Sarah continues to be best known and sought after for her specialization and work with artists, musicians, entertainers, and other creative types.
Experience and Specialties
- Relational Therapy/Sexuality/Intimacy and Communication
- Depression/Anxiety/Mood Disorders/Stress Management
- Adults Abused as Children/Trauma/P T S D
- Adjustment Disorders/Life Transitions
- Motivational Therapy and Self Exploration/Life Coaching
- Creativity focused therapy/Personal growth & development
- Spirituality/Well-being/Energetic Healing
- Music and Art Therapy/Dreamwork
Sarah travels often in order to provide therapeutic services, hands on workshops, presentations, and private consultations for groups and teams in need of artistic/and or emotional recharging, connection, and support.
Sarah brings a unique combination of experience in contemporary culture, ancient wisdom traditions, and insight into the psychodynamics of the human mind and relationships.
“I view therapy as a creative and exciting endeavor entered into by brave people who are looking to improve the quality of their lives. After all, life can be wonderfully intense, curious, beautifully messy and complex all at the same time. It is no wonder why we find ourselves needing support at times. Therapy is an opportunity to learn, explore, discover, heal, gain insight, and clarity…and overall it is capable of setting the stage for us to reclaim and create what we want to see in ourselves, our relationships, and our lives.
I am passionate about being a part of the therapeutic and artistic journey of my clients. I consistently push myself in new directions in order to uncover as much as I can regarding the best use of therapeutically proven methods, as well as cutting edge methods, techniques, theories, etc. By spending a great deal of time researching, experimenting and exploring unique tools for my clients to best enhance their personal/psychological/spiritual growth and evolution, both in and out of sessions…allowing my clients to ultimately find greater meaning in their lives and deeper sense of purpose in the world.”
Education and Involvement
Sarah received her Masters of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Sarah has been an active member of the American Art Therapy Association since 2002.
Sarah is active in using art and art therapy for community building and social activism, serving on the board for a variety of different non for profits and in need organizations.
Sarah is also a fine artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 12 years.
To learn more: www.sarahraskey.com