Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that includes the use of various materials in an art marking process to enhance psychological, emotional and physical well-being. Art Therapy is used with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. Research has shown that when used in the context of a therapeutic relationship, Art Therapy can benefit those who have experienced trauma, illness and/or are seeking personal growth.

I believe that we are inherently creative and that our creativity is one of our greatest resources. Creativity helps us to solve problems, gain new perspectives, encourages us to experiment and take risks, helps us identify our unique qualities and makes us feel alive. When a creative process is used in therapy it can help to:

  • increase the expression of feelings
  • clarify the meaning of one’s experience and feelings
  • explore and resolve conflicts
  • process trauma
  • increase awareness
  • promote self-esteem
  • reduce anxiety and manage stress.

As part of the Art Therapy process, different materials and techniques, such as collage, drawing, painting and sculpture, are utilized in a way that meets the client’s needs. The emphasis is always on the process of the art making, not on what the art looks like. No previous art making experience or skill is necessary.

If you are already engaged in creative endeavors, such as writing, acting, music or the visual arts, Art Therapy can be helpful to increase your understanding of your process, work through blocks and self-doubt, and stimulate productivity.

If you would like more information about Art Therapy, please contact me.

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Telephone: 424.281.7209
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