Creative Arts therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. Services are provided by board-certified art therapists (ATR-BC) who also maintain a license in creative arts therapy (LCAT).
It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight (American Art Therapy Association).
Our therapists’ approach to art therapy is focused on providing structured sessions that aim to encourage creative expression, build relationships through socialization, and facilitate communication. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered, so she is always observing individual process and adapting her art directives to reach his or her unique goals. She offers demonstrations on materials and techniques as well as provides a safe space in which to play, create and explore.
Some objectives during art making include identifying strengths and abilities, adapting to each individual’s functioning level, allowing for creative choices, and building coping skills.
To schedule a free trial for art therapy, art class, or adaptive art lessons please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.