Joy F. Brewer
(719) 494-3915

1301 S. 8th Street
Suite 312
Colorado Springs, CO

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in Colorado Springs
or Woodland Park



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Welcome to Joypaints Art Therapy

Joy Brewer is a compassionate therapist who cares. She has worked with many clients that have difficulty communicating and expressing how they feel verbally. Creating art is an amazing way to explore life experiences and heal.

If you're experiencing any of these painful issues, there is help for you:

  • divorce
  • self-destructive behaviors
  • depression
  • life stress
  • self-esteem issues

Contact me at (719) 494-3915 or to schedule and appointment. I look forward to working with you!



Children naturally use art and play to express feelings that are hard to convey in words.

Anxiety and Social Skills

Through art therapy, children gain an increased sense of mastery over

  • difficult tasks
  • fears and frustrations
  • creativity
  • understanding
  • problem solving
  • the ability to ask for help

Behavior and Academics

Self expression is an effective coping skill and a healthy alternative to acting out through fearful and angry behaviors. Art therapy nurtures and supports

  • a trusting relationship with an adult
  • trust and respect with oneself
  • control of problem behaviors
  • self-esteem
  • academic performance

Trauma and Victimization

Art therapy provides a safe way to work through unconscious conflicts and traumatic life events that have been stored in the body memory and are otherwise not easily accessed.


Adolescents & Adults

The word collage comes from the French verb coller (to glue). For those of us who ever ‘come unglued’ collage is a wonderful way to reunite the fragments symbolic of our lives.

Addictions and Self-Destructive Behaviors

The sensory/body/mind based nature of art therapy develops new ways of directing the impulses that drive drug and alcohol use, anger, shame, and guilt, transforming them into positive actions. Art

  • organizes thought
  • contains emotions
  • balances thought and emotion
  • often reveals addictions and suicidal ideations

Mental Illness and Dual Diagnosis

Mood, Anxiety, Psychosis and Personality Disorders often co-occur with addictions. Art connects us with ourselves and with community, providing effective assessment, treatment and recovery of individuals with significant mental health issues.


Combining DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) with art supports effective coping skills in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness while validating loss and trauma.


Couples & Families

Touching the earth through clay invites our senses to engage and awaken. Clay bridges our desire for connection and belonging with our appreciation for others.


Art therapy can identify dysfunctional patterns of communication and areas of unspoken conflict, giving couples and families tools to address and shift ineffective behaviors.

Divorce and Co-Parenting Issues

Art metaphorically depicts our strengths and struggles, allowing us to share what is beyond words at times. As we cope with these life changes and challenges, connecting with our natural creativity supports

  • growth
  • self-awareness
  • clarity
  • acceptance
  • compassion


Art therapy fosters confidence through self-acceptance, and developing effective relationship and conflict resolution skills.




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