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Art Therapy

Every individual has a creative side. Art Therapy encourages self-expression without talking. Making – or even simply viewing – art has many therapeutic benefits. Art therapy aims to help people explore emotions so they can become more self-aware and confident. The process can help a patient improve social skills, manage stressors, and minimize conflicts in daily life. It can help with learning and attention disorders, addictions, anxiety and depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more.

During an Art Therapy session, one may use various art materials including paints, markers, and clay. The skilled Art Therapist can pick up on nuanced, non-verbal signals which allow for deep discoveries that may have been difficult to verbalize. There are many benefits to expressive arts therapies and it is suitable for people of all ages!

Would you like to discuss how Art Therapy may work for you?