What is Art Therapy?
It is an expressive form of therapy that uses the medium of art to foster self-expression, increase insight and promote understanding. Therapeutically, it may be used as an intervention to accomplish individualized goals.
With whom can art be used therapeutically?
It may be used with children, teenagers, and adults of all ages in both individual and group settings who have an array of difficulties, disabilities, and diagnoses.
What can it help individuals cope with?
- Transitions/Adjustment Issues
- Psychological Trauma
- Emotional/Spiritual Crisis
- Anxiety & Depression
- Neurological Disorders
- Developmental/Psychiatric Disorders
- Chronic Illness/Disease
- Terminal Illness
- Everyday Stress
What are the therapeutic benefits of utilizing art interventions?
- Promotes Self Expression
- Fosters Communication- “A picture expresses 1000 words.”
- Express Feelings
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Communication
- Facilitates Expressing Past Hurts, Identifying Present Conflicts/Challenges, & Generating Alternative Solutions/Goals
At The Center for Family & Crisis Counseling, our staff has received specialized training through an accredited university by a licensed Art Therapist in the utilization of art therapeutically. We are trained in the utilization of therapeutic art techniques with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and the elderly as well as with special populations.