Benefits of Art Therapy

What are they? There are many potential benefits to art therapy, including but not limited to the following:   Stress reduction Increased sense of self-awareness Greater sense of control Increased sense of independence Improvements in communication Healthier, more positive body image Improvements in social skills Safe expression of difficult emotions Increased self-esteem Increased problem-solving skillsContinue reading “Benefits of Art Therapy”

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art. With the guidance of a credentialed art therapist, clients can “decode” the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms,Continue reading “What is Art Therapy?”