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
- Anger management
- Adoption and Attachment issues
- 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.
Art Therapy Images:
Taken with permission by our Art Therapist, Jackie Hartman