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Bilingual Art and Yoga Hub Strives for a Healthier Milwaukee

Aug 31, 2021 08:30AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
Integration Healing/Alivio Integral, the only bilingual art therapy private practice and yoga studio in Milwaukee, has recently expanded services to help create a healthier city. In response to the heightened need for mental health services incited by COVID-19, Integration Healing/Alivio Integral is offering private art therapy, yoga, and mindfulness and art groups in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward to children, teens and adults.

The pandemic has presented a historic opportunity to reimagine and destigmatize mental health care. Owner and founder Ernesto Atkinson states, “It is exciting for Integration Healing to have the opportunity to expand our programming to reach more people when they need it the most. Receiving mental health services should be as routine as going to the dentist with a toothache or seeing a doctor when you are sick.” Using art-making, yoga and meditation as an alternative approach to mental health care can provide a holistic, unique and effective way of allowing people to heal.

Integration Healing’s services include art therapy, mindfulness and art groups, private yoga and art programming for individuals equipped with safe and socially distanced options. Telehealth options are also available. They are currently accepting new referrals for individual art therapy and yoga services, and for mindfulness and art groups. They take all major insurance and private-pay programs.

Location: 316 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee. For more information, call 312-720-1615 or visit