What is Artistic Counseling?
Art Therapy uses the process of self-expression, and the resulting artwork to help you understand your emotional conflicts, develop social skills, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, reduce anxiety, and restore normal function to your life.
A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore your sense of personal well-being. Art therapy practice encourages the creative process with a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture and other art forms.
Individuals who benefit from art therapy include those who have survived trauma resulting from combat, abuse, and natural disasters; persons with adverse physical health conditions such as cancer, traumatic brain injury, and other health disabilities; and persons with autism, dementia, depression, and other disorders.
Art therapy helps people resolve conflicts, improve interpersonal skills, manage problematic behaviors, reduce negative stress, and achieve personal insight.
Art therapy also provides an opportunity to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making ART!