“Art therapy is a 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. 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, self-awareness, and achieve insight.”
-American Art Therapy Association
Children are provided with a wide variety of artistic supplies and materials during session to create original art pieces expressing inner feelings. Drawing, painting and play doh, are just a few of the creative art elements available to young children in session. No art experience is required! Alongside a trained therapist, it is the “process” and “experience” of art that is effective for healing. Many young clients feel a sense of personal and emotional accomplishment once the art activity is completed and discussed.
Please watch the video below for more information on the benefits of including the creative arts in your child’s therapy process.