We offer individual creative arts, play, and expressive therapy services to children, teens, and adults. We focus on bringing warmth, compassion, and creativity into every relationship while using effective therapeutic approaches to support growth.

When working with children, we use a play-based approach that is the often recommended therapy for children and has substantial research to support it’s efficacy. With teens and adults, we can explore a variety of modalities alongside traditional talk therapy that feel like a good fit for you.

Finding the right therapist is an important part of the process. We offer a free 20 minute consultation to help determine if we are a good match for therapy.

We serve children (6+)teens, and young adults who:

  • are withdrawn, selectively mute, or anxious
  • are “worriers”
  • have suffered from bullying
  • are quiet, shy, or reserved
  • have suffered a traumatic experience
  • have difficulty with social situations
  • are having a hard time adjusting (to a divorce, move, new school, or any other transition)

About Kate

My goal as a therapist is to create a space in therapy where emotions can be expressed and explored through individualized ways. It is my duty to walk alongside a client, support their unique strengths, and shine a light in the darkness. I received my Master of Science in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College in 2015. I have extensive training in music therapy, play therapy, expressive therapies, “geek” therapies, and trauma-informed care.

Creative Therapy Portland

Kate Shannon, LCPC, LCAT, MT-BC

(207) 200-5325‬


131 Ocean Street, South Portland ME 04106

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm