Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of creative expressive used as therapy to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Art therapists are typically trained in both therapy and art, making them uniquely qualified to use the arts for mental health healing. Art therapy helps clients express themselves and can be useful for everything from managing addictions to improving self-esteem. Art therapy is for everyone, but can particularly benefit children facing issues such as learning disabilities or behavioral disorders. Sound interesting? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified art therapists today. No prior art experience or talent necessary!

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Through the use of images that you create, Art therapy taps into the contents of your unconscious mind to help you identify strengths, limitations and obstacles. Creative Arts Therapy can provide you with a language to express feelings that you have no words for. Examining and processing the images you create and can help you to develop insight and find solutions. Creative self expression is a powerful way to access your 'authentic' self, and improve self acceptance and self esteem.

— deborah green, Creative Art Therapist in West Islip, NY
 

Along with receiving a degree in professional counseling, I was lucky enough to also receive a certificate in expressive arts therapy. Incorporating art therapy into services allows clients to tap into other areas of their brain and conscious awareness to express feelings or events that they might not be able to articulate with words. It allows for a deeper layer to be incorporated into the therapeutic process.

— Jacob Butler, Counselor in Lawton, OK

Art Therapy Creativity helps us tap into one of the core experiences of being human, connecting us to our own visual language. When this work is done with a sense of respect and ritual, it encourages transformative experiences. I carefully choose materials and prepare a space physically and metaphorically. Afterward, we verbally process the art-making experience. The depth of information that can be revealed during the processing allows us to make surprising discoveries!

— Olivia Clear, Counselor in Oakland, CA
 

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy which utilizes self-expression within the therapeutic space to support emotional expression, coping, and foster growth & development. Art therapy is particularly effective with children, as art and play is their natural form of communication. Teenagers often benefit from creative release to support healthy coping and problem solving. Adults who can't find words, often feel deep catharsis when they see how art embodies their complex experiences.

— Jackie Tassiello, Art Therapist

I provide clients with the opportunity to draw, paint, play, and explore their feelings in relation to their creations.

— Kira Mogilevsky, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

Through the use of images that you create, Art therapy taps into the contents of your unconscious mind to help you identify strengths, limitation and obstacles, and can help you to develop insight and find solutions to improved self acceptance and self esteem.

— deborah green, Creative Art Therapist in West Islip, NY

I am a Registered Art Therapist. I use artwork with my clients to help them to externalize what they are going through so that we can use creativity to elicit change. By using art a client uses the right side of the brain and unconscious to find alternative solutions to issues. When you just talk about what you are struggling with it is easier to stay stuck in the problem. It is a fun and insightful way to learn how to find solutions and create containment for the client.

— Celine Redfield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

I have a masters degree in Art Therapy and Marriage Family Therapy. I am currently a board certified art therapist with the American Art Therapy Credentialing Board. I taught for over a decade at Notre Dame De Namur university in Art Therapy . I am currently the president of the South Texas Art Therapy Association.

— Deann Acton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Through the use of images that you create, Art therapy taps into the contents of your unconscious mind to help you identify strengths, limitations and obstacles. Creative Arts Therapy can provide you with a language to express feelings that you have no words for. Examining and processing the images you create can help you to develop insight and find solutions. Creative self expression is a powerful way to access your 'authentic' self, and improve self acceptance and self esteem.

— deborah green, Creative Art Therapist in West Islip, NY
 

I am trained in Art Therapy and I am a Board-Certified, Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). I love to integrate art into therapy sessions if a client is interested, although it is not always necessary to use art. Art can be a strong communication tool to help you understand yourself in a way that verbal language might fail.

— Misty Gibson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA