Helping Employees Reduce Stress, Increase Resilience and Improve Their Mental Wellbeing So Organizations Can Thrive through Creative Interventions, Tools & Resources

  • 1 in 5 Americans

    suffers annually from a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression.

  • $17 billion USD

    is lost annually in productivity in the U.S. because of unaddressed mental health concerns.

  • 8 in 10 employees

    don’t seek help because of shame, lack of resources and fear of losing their job.

  • $6 Trillion USD

    projected annual global cost of mental disorders in 2030 -- more than the combined cost of diabetes and cancer

Our mission is to offer resources, trainings, leadership awareness, support, and a culture of care in the workplace for employees so companies and their teams can



We train company leaders, individuals, and employers to create workplaces that support a culture of care for its employees.


Harnessing creativity and psychologically supported research to make your workplace more efficient, engaged, organized and resilient.

  • Leadership Institute

    A certification program to equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a culture of care at your business to foster the emotional well being of your employees.

  • Retreats

    Meetings with a purpose. Provide your team with a memorable – and even transformative – experience. Experience expert-led wellness sessions and activities for your team. Your team will leave inspired, engaged, motivated and healthier.

  • 1:1 Leader Support

    Helping those in leadership gain knowledge, tools, resources, and awareness on how to best support their team through increasing your knowledge on team building, presentation skills, effective communication, your company's mission as well as your employees' mental health and overall wellness.

  • Training & Advising

    We help executives, managers and colleagues to build brave spaces, teach tools for compassionate communications, and learn creative tools and strategies to not only support their business, but also support the emotional vitality of your company and its people.



Our training team represents the intersectionality of Artful Wellness's racial, social and education justice values. Artful Wellness advances the global vision of great work places for every human being through professional supports, partnerships and activism that equips leaders and business owners to be powerful advocates for growth, learning and work conditions employees and customers deserve. We provide guidance and support efforts to build capacity and take strategic action to disrupt and eventually eradicate all forms of oppression in our work places and beyond.

  • Azizi Marshall

    Founder & CEO

    Azizi Marshall is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, an arts-based psychotherapy practice and training center in Chicago. She also is Owner of Artful Wellness and creator of the Therapeutic Performance Initiative model, used to promote social justice through the use of role play and enactment. Azizi has led over 1,000 trainings for businesses, schools, and organizations looking to make a change in their culture. 


    She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, CNN, NBC News, Bustle, Reader's Digest, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Glancer Magazine. She speaks regularly throughout the country on Creative Arts Therapy, and guest posts on national news articles about wellness and creativity.​

    Azizi holds the following degrees and memberships:

    • Masters degree in Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University

    • Masters degree in Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University

    • Graduate-level training in Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy at Kansas State University

    • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois

    • Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer (RDT/BCT) in Drama Therapy

    • Expressive Arts Therapy Training Provider with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

    • Member of the National Board for Certified Counselors

    • Member of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association

    • Member of the Illinois Counselors Association

  • Our Training Team

    Counselors, Educators & Business Leaders

    As experts in the field of psychology and counseling, the Artful Wellness team offers you and your organization comprehensive training services. Learn healthy and proactive ways to achieve wellness and balance in their lives through experiential learning, personal and professional attention, compassionate communication, and creative research-based interventions to achieve the best outcomes for success.



4336 Saratoga Ave., 2nd Floor

Downers Grove, IL  60515

Tel: 847-477-8244


Always feel free to contact us with any questions. We are always here to support, artfully nourish and offer natural stress relief and burnout prevention to you and your business.

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