Art Therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals. Art Therapy can be used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills and reduce and resolve conflicts and distress.
Art Therapy uses integrative methods to capture emotions beyond words alone. Working with mind, body and spirit art therapy utilizes sensory, perceptual, and symbolic communication to work with emotions and experiences. Trauma often is stored at implicit, non-verbal levels where there are no words. Working with art therapy facilitates connection to the felt sense of implicit memories, trauma or experiences that may be difficult to communicate with language. Through integrative methods, art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Art Therapists are Masters Levels Therapists with specific education and training in this modality. For more information see www.arttherapy.org.