You don't have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy. Art therapy helps both children and adults by using the creative process and exploring art made. Using color and shape, people can get a better understanding of their inner experience, helping in self-exploration and healing. Prior knowledge or skill in art-making is not required!
Art therapy combines knowledge of human development, psychological theories, visual arts, and the creative process to help clients. People have experienced improved mental health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions by engaging in art therapy.
People from all walks of life benefit from art therapy. Veterans create healing art about traumatic experiences. Hospice patients use art therapy to help work through end-of-life concerns. People with chronic pain create art to communicate their inner experiences and to find their healing. Art-making can help you navigate thoughts and emotions that may be difficult to put into words.
Art therapists are trained to provide you with the support and tools needed to begin creating visual art that helps you express yourself authentically. If you think visual expression might help you get through the tough places in life, please call us to schedule an appointment, or check out the great resources below.