What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
Art therapy is a creative and integrative approach to therapy, beneficial for all ages and for resolving diverse struggles or issues. Art therapy is facilitated by a professional art therapist that combines talk therapy and art. You don’t need to be an artist to make art or to benefit from art therapy!
Art Therapy for Kids and Adults
Art is for everyone and in a therapeutic setting it can be a powerful tool for hope, healing, and growth. For many people, engaging in something different can really allow you to authentically express yourself, which is one of the goals in therapy. In art therapy, the focus is always on the process of art-making not the finished product. Art therapy uses the benefits of non-verbal self-expression with the support of a therapist to promote emotional regulation and connection.
Art Therapy Activities
It is also diverse in use of materials, we can use anything from collage, writing, photography, painting, clay, fiber arts, drawing, or poetry. There is no right or wrong way to make art, the beauty is for you to use it however you need to. When used together with talking about your experiences, concerns, or issues, it can be incredibly therapeutic.