"Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find."
-Terry Tempest Williams
As an Art Therapist and Mental Health Counselor I fluidly practice with both art therapy theories and traditional, evidence based practice, in psychotherapy. We will discuss your interest, or lack of, in art therapy in your treatment plan.
If you have ever felt that words are not enough to describe an experience, or that you are unable to even find words to depict a dream or memory, art therapy may be a good fit for you. If creating gives you a sense of wellness, engagement, safety, and joy, you may appreciate art therapy.
You don't need to be an artist to engage in art therapy, it is a therapeutic process of expression that does not focus on finished product, but focuses on the journey of creation to help tell your story and facilitate greater understanding.
If you do not have art supplies in your home, I will send you a list of materials, or for an additional fee I can purchase and ship an art therapy box for your convenience.
I tend to overlay art with evidence based therapies from traditional psychotherapy, but the way you engage in your art making process will be collaborative and based on your therapy needs. Sometimes you may engage in art directives during session, and at other times you will make art and bring it to session.
For more information:
For a description of Art Therapy, from the American Art Therapy Association, click here: Art Therapy .
For FAQs from the Evergreen Art Therapy Association, click here: Art Therapy FAQs
Here is a link to a National Geographic article about art therapy: How Art Heals the Wounds of War.