Do you have a hard time talking about feelings or traumatic experiences?
Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and achieve insight.
Do you feel flooded or out of control with anxiety, grief or depression?
Art-making provides structure and a physical outlet for the safe release of pent up energy, agitation, aggression, and emotion.
Do you cringe at the thought of being required to sit and talk for 50 minutes?
Unlike purely verbal psychotherapy art therapy frames problems in concrete tangible objects (the art) and provides emotional distance, allowing clients to look at their challenges from a new vantage point.
Do you have a child or teen who refuses to talk to you about their problems?
Through art and play, children and teens communicate about their problems via their creativity and their imagination. In this relaxed and supportive atmosphere they learn to cope with overwhelming and painful feelings that cause a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.
Wish you could express yourself, but just can’t find the words that fit?
My approach to psychotherapy is much like any good conversation, it is a dialogue not a monologue. We will use the art to clarify your emotions while translating those feelings into a language which can be expressed to others.
If you answered YES to any of these questions, I might be the right therapist for you.
With years of experience working with clients of all ages, I specialize in helping every member of the family move from friction to harmony, to go from a place of conflict to one where they can focus on enjoying each other.
Family Art Therapy is especially useful in situations of death, divorce, illness, attachment and separation.
There is a sense of excitement and creativity when families do art-making together within the therapy setting. The process of producing images together and separately increased parent-child bonding. Communication and parenting skills increase with new understandings and increased ability to problem-solve.
Computer Art Therapy can engage clients of all ages in a digital environment where they are not afraid to “do art.”
Even though no artistic skills are required to benefit from Art Therapy, people generally stop drawing/painting around the age of 10, often because they had been told or believed their art-making inferior. The digital medium of Computer Art Therapy uses technology to break down these obstacles.
Who Can Benefit From Art Therapy? ↓ scroll down ↓
Art making can be used to
help adults communicate,
overcome stress, and
explore different aspects
of their own personalities
Art therapy can provide
kids with an easier way
to express themselves
since they are more
naturally creative and
may not yet have
When families do art
together can increase
parent-child bonding and
communication skills with
new understanding and an
increased ability to
People engaged in art
making together enhance
own process, images,
stories as well as