ABOUT ART THERAPY
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~ Aristotle
Art Therapy reflects the combination of two different disciplines: Art and Psychology
Art Therapy is a rich and diverse form of therapy that can be used with a wide range of people; such as individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Art Therapy holds the assumptions that the creative process is inherently healing and therapeutic, and that art is a symbolic means of communication.
Art Therapy creates new possibilities for communication and access parts of the brain that words do not.
Art therapy acts as a witness to the therapeutic process and as a way to help people negotiate and evaluate problems and solutions differently.
I thought art therapy was only for kids?
NO; art therapy can be for everyone: children, families, teens, couples and adults of all ages.
Where can art therapy be used?
Private practice, hospitals, schools, home settings, and mental health agencies, any place can be made into a place for ART!
Do I have to be an artist to do art therapy?
NO; art therapy is not about making good or bad art. It is about exploring ideas in a new way without judgement.
Is art therapy just about drawing?-NO; art therapy involves many different materials: paint, clay, collage, pencils, paper, you can even create art out of everyday household objects!