About Art Therapy
According to the American Art Therapy Association, “Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.” Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my clients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles.
Art therapy can counteract the limitations of language because it gives voice to experience through visual and symbolic expression while engaging the mind, body, and spirit. Through this kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual and symbolic experience, clients often experience improved self-esteem and self-awareness; access their resiliency and insight; & reduce conflict and distress.
Art therapy does not require any art experience or skill on your part. It is a unique therapeutic tool that can offer you immediate access to feelings and the means to express them in a safe manner. The act of creating is therapeutic in and of itself, and the emphasis is on the process rather than the finished product. Art therapy provides an opportunity for a fresh perspective on your experiences.