What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which art making and the creative process are utilized to help clients communicate and understand their physical and emotional experience(s). Art Therapy sessions typically last one hour, and are led by an Art Therapist who is knowledgable about art materials and processes, as well as mental health and counseling. Clients do not have to have any artistic background to benefit from this form of therapy.
Is it right for me?
You may want to consider it if you resonate with one or more of the following statements that individuals often express when they are coming to art therapy:
1. I’ve tried talk therapy and I feel like it was ineffective.
2. I’ve had a hard time identifying how I am feeling or what I am thinking.
3. I find talking directly about my thoughts and feelings very difficult and/or vulnerable.
4. I’ve experienced trauma(s) in my life that has been hard to talk about.
5. I want to learn to be present in the moment.
6. I’m looking for ways to cope with my anxiety.
7. I am looking for creative ways to vent my stress and relieve tension.
8. I hope to connect with myself on a deeper level.
9. I am looking for creative ways to move through my current situations.
10. I want a process that will guide me towards my innate resources, and supports me on the journey of living in alignment with what I really want.
11. I feel ready to engage in a holistic, therapeutic process.