Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy uses various artistic mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.  Art Therapy is utilized with children of all ages, adolescents, adults and families.

Benefits of Art Therapy:

  • Self expression
  • Conflict and problem resolution
  • Development of interpersonal skills
  • Emotion and behavioral regulation
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Improvement in self esteem
  • Increased self awareness and insight

Issues addressed in Art Therapy

  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Adoption and Attachment issues
  • AD/HD
  • Depression
  • Trauma/Loss
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Addiction issues
  • Abuse and domestic violence
  • Physical, cognitive and neurological disorders

Who can provide Art Therapy?

Art Therapists are masters level professionals who hold a degree in Art Therapy or a related field. Through rigorous training in Art Therapy programs, therapists become skilled in the application of a variety of art modalities for assessment and treatment.

Art Therapy provides a safe, nonjudgemental atmosphere for children to express feelings, regulate emotions and create meaningful and symbolic pieces of art to represent things that they are unable to verbalize.

 

 

For more information about Art Therapy please read the following articles:

Huffington Post article ‘How Art Therapy Can Help Children Facing Mental and Emotional Challenges’

Art Therapy and Play Therapy: Hope for Healing Kid’s Emotional and Behavioral Issues

Huffington Post article: ‘A Brief Guide to the Fundamentals of Art Therapy’