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Empowerment and Recovery Through Creativity!

PSA Art Awakenings is a psycho social rehabilitation program for adults and art therapy program for youth who are challenged by serious behavioral health issues and mental illnesses. Studios throughout Arizona offer therapeutic programs and expressive arts therapy in a supportive setting to promote mental health, personal growth, vocational training, and physical wellness through the performing and visual arts. Old Bisbee, Downtown Phoenix, Casa Grande and Tucson Galleries, art exhibits, First Friday and First Saturday Art Walks and other venues offer artists opportunities to sell their paintings, sculptures, mosaics, jewelry, fine art, music, poetry, and writings to benefit from art sales. Staff include art therapists, behavioral health professionals, peers, family members and volunteers.
Art Saves Lives!


PSA Art Awakenings Studios are known as the places where the magic happens! Studios are located in Bisbee, Bullhead CityCasa Grande, Douglas, NW Phoenix (formerly Glendale), Tempe, Tucson, Yuma, Parker, and in downtown Phoenix on 2nd St. and at the Warehouse 1005 also in downtown Phoenix. Offsite groups are also held in partner agencies in Sierra Vista and other locations throughout both Cochise County and Maricopa County. Click on your Studio of choice for location directions and the program calendar.

With multiple locations throughout Cochise, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, La Paz and Yuma Counties in Arizona, artists are provided with the tools to help them focus and regain control of their health and well-being and experience the healing power of creativity. Services provided for adults are primarily psycho-social rehabilitation with supportive counseling for individuals, groups, and families as well as case management. Services for children include expressive art therapy, therapeutic expressive arts and case management as needed.

Studios offer a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment for adults and children to foster exploration and development of artistic skills. Instruction in visual art, poetry, storytelling, music, movement, and drama in addition to pre-job training and education are offered. Participants learn respect for self and others, personal accountability, and take pride in accomplishments while developing enhanced self-esteem and wellness management skills. Artists readily admit that creating art helps reduce stress and the intensity of their psychiatric symptoms.

Artists have access to expressive art therapists, peer support, and one-on-one counseling that is paired with art instruction and classes to help them explore feelings and process issues through the arts.


2255 W. Northern Ave., #A130 Phoenix, AZ 85021
T: 602.995.1767 F: 602.393.3158 or 1.877.779.2470
8 am – 5 pm [Mon – Fri]

“Visit any of our studios and you will feel the energy of recovery at work, the beauty of art, and the strength of people who have overcome insurmountable odds.” “The combination of creativity, the power of the mind, and support of the caring staff are a testament to what the artists say about PSA Art Awakenings: “Art Saves Lives!” Karen D. Puthoff, President

PSA Art Awakenings Studios provide therapeutic art groups that use visual arts, poetry, music, storytelling, movement, and drama to enhance self-esteem and wellness management skills while promoting community integration. The studios offer pre-job training and education with participants gaining self-awareness and professional skills by creating artwork for exhibit and sale.