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Art Therapy at the Cancer Center


Art Therapy Program Expanded for Patient Convenience

Open Studio

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9 a.m. – Noon

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Lisa Shea, MAT

Art Therapist
Phone: 216.444.2479

Learn More

Learn more about what Cleveland Clinic's Art & Music Therapy program can do for you.

Discover the healing power of art by participating in Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center's Art Therapy Program. We welcome patients, families, and caregivers to express themselves through a variety of media including drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. All sessions are led by an art therapist who helps individuals learn to use art as an alternative mode of communication, personal exploration, and self expression.

Art Therapy is engaging in the creation of art with the help of an art therapist to assist with emotional, physical healing and growth. Anyone can benefit from art therapy, it does not depend upon talent or technical ability.

Individual Sessions Available

You can schedule an individual session during treatment by contacting our art therapist at 216.444.2479


  • Free of charge
  • Supplies are included
  • No previous art experience is required
  • Open to caregivers, patients, and families
  • Open studio format - ideas and suggestions for projects are welcome

Art Therapy Can Help

  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Improve coping skills
  • Provide an opportunity for self expression
  • Enhance self esteem
  • Promote relaxation
  • Provide a sense of choice and control
  • Improve attention span
  • Assist with rehabilitation

Discover the Artist Within You

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Cancer Answers & Appointments

Speak with a cancer nurse specialist for appointment assistance and for answers to your questions about cancer locally at 216.444.7923 or toll-free 1.866.223.8100.

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET).


Resources for medical professionals

  • Outpatient appointment referrals: 216.444.7923 or 866.223.8100
  • Inpatient hospital transfers: 800.553.5056
  • Referring Physician Concierge: 216.444.6196 or 216.312.4910.

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