Art Therapy

Art Therapy offers a unique avenue to explore and address issues that are sometimes too difficult to verbally articulate. In sessions, we will use art making as a way to explore and view challenges or issues that are impacting you. You don't need to be "artistic" or even have experience with art, to gain healing benefits of art therapy. I will guide you by providing a specific theme or a particular material, that will help us work towards your goals. At times there can also be spontaneous art making. The healing benefits are in the process of art making and not the final product. The use of art making is particular helpful for adults who have difficulty verbally articulating thoughts and feelings and for children and teens who naturally gravitate towards art making as a way of communicating. 

The benefits of art therapy can include:

  • Improve cognitive and sensory motor 

  • Foster self-esteem and self-awareness

  • Cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight

  • Development of self and self image

  • Reduce stress and promote relaxation 

  • Safely exploring feelings

  • Gaining a deeper insight into self and relationships

For more details on art therapy, please visit the American Art Therapy Association at https://arttherapy.org/

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