We’ve found that asking your daughter to use her hands to create something, is not only incredibly therapeutic, but it helps with the healing process in a unique way. Through art therapy, we are able to connect with your daughter in ways that we can’t through other means of therapy.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy, using the creative process that is making art, to improve someone’s emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Being able to express yourself in an artistic manner can really help someone resolve their issues, manage their behavior and feelings, reduce stress, and even improve their self-esteem.
Art therapy works different ways with every individual. We’ll work to set up the most effective form of counseling for your specific situation, and will help guide you through the art therapy process.
Art therapy training
Our therapists are trained in both therapy and art. Through prompts and questions, the art project will be guided. Art therapists are trained to pick up on nonverbal metaphors and symbols that manifest themselves through the creative process. It is especially helpful in individuals who have a hard time expressing the way that they feel or experiences that they’ve had. Through this process of art and expressing yourself in a way that doesn’t require words or talking about things that make you uncomfortable, we’ve been able to really see the effects of art therapy and the discoveries made possible through it.
No talent required
Talent or a natural inclination to art is absolutely not necessary for art therapy. There is no need to feel intimidated or afraid to express yourself through art. Some individuals initially do feel uncomfortable with art therapy, but this is due to not being used communicating via the arts. In these cases, art therapy is often even more rewarding.