Your Creative Voice
The most common misconception about art therapy is that artistic skills are required, or that art therapy is only appropriate for children. You don’t need training or skill to benefit from art therapy at any age.
Do you ever find that words are not enough to express complex feelings? Art therapists believe that there is creativity within each person, and that expressing yourself through art can help you break down barriers and pursue a full and satisfying life.
What to Expect
The first few sessions will have you and your therapist discuss your concerns and goals with some art making through drawing, painting or sculpting. Your therapist may offer suggestions or themes for you to explore. This will create the basis for a therapy plan to meet your needs. Creating art within a therapeutic relationship promotes healing, growth and insight.
Art therapy can be a powerful tool to help you deal with the same kinds of problems that you would address in other therapies including:
- Chronic pain
- Abuse issues
- Eating issues
- Self-esteem issues and body image
- Relationship issues