Sometimes words alone cannot fully capture our emotions, our thoughts, and our pain. As a clinical art therapist, I weave talk therapy and art therapy to treat anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.
Benefits from art therapy include: reducing stress, anxiety, coping with loss, depression and PTSD symptoms, while simultaneously increasing self-esteem, self-awareness, coping skills, and communication. Art therapy does not require you to be a “good” artist, only to have an open mind and a willingness to try something new!
The advantage of being an art therapist is that it makes me a more dynamic therapist. Most importantly, the integration of Art Therapy in the therapy space is optional and just one of many tools I use with client’s when it is requested, helpful, and appropriate.
Below are several links and articles to examples of art therapy practice: