Art Therapy is a mental health discipline that merges psychotherapy with creative expression to promote healing and mental well-being through art-making. Art Therapy can be used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, and reduce and resolve conflicts and distress.
Through integrative methods, Art Therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication, which can circumvent the limitations of spoken language. As a result, the creative process involved helps clients to explore, express, understand, and manage their inner feelings and emotions better, which, in turn, helps to address problems surrounding various forms of psychological distress.
Our Art Therapists (ATs) strive to form and nurture psychotherapeutic relationships with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. Art Therapy does not focus on creating beautiful art, and should not be mistaken for an art class. Instead, Art Therapy is about creating artwork that is meaningful to its maker, that is later used to facilitate self-expression and self-discovery in their healing process. Subsequently, that artwork becomes a powerful visual cue for its maker of the skills learned during the session.
ATs can accomplish the goals of psychotherapy through a broad range of artistic mediums, including:
For Children and Adolescents
Art Therapy can be beneficial for children who have difficulties verbally expressing how they are feeling. This is particularly important in order to help them be more in control of their emotions and alleviate possible temper tantrums that ensue due to frustration. Children and youths who are candidates for Art Therapy include those with identified disorders or needs including:
Group Art Therapy for Children
We’re currently in the midst of preparing our group art therapy sessions. Please contact us to indicate your interest and to be added to the waiting list. We’ll contact you as soon as our therapists are ready!
Art Therapy provides a safe and non-judgemental way to discover one’s thoughts, feelings, and develop healthy methods to resolve conflicts, increase coping skills, and improve emotional regulation. You may benefit from Art Therapy if you are currently dealing with any of the following psychological, emotional, or social issues (and any others):
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