When Allebach’s doctor suggested art therapy, she was hesitant to give it a try. Nevertheless, she attended a session at Art Awakenings, a new art program being offered in Phoenix. As soon as she began to paint, Allebach was in love. Allebach went to paint all day every day and would even return home and paint late into the night. Allebach recognizes the contributions of several variables in maintaining her Bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression on a day-to-day basis, but her introduction to painting is what she believes truly saved her life. She has taught painting classes at Art Awakenings and the Arizona Art Alliance and her work has been exhibited all over Arizona.