“Art is the set of wings to carry you out of your own entanglement.”
– Joseph Campbell
So, what exactly is Art Therapy?
In the simplest terms, art therapy is psychotherapy that makes use of the art process/product instead of, or in addition to, more traditional verbal therapies. Art therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy, which features visual art among the many tools we use to support your personal journey and growth. Engaging in the creative process and reflecting on the artwork can foster self-awareness, reconcile emotional conflicts, reduce anxiety, enhance self-esteem, and manage stress and traumatic experiences. Art therapy is based on the premise that we are all creative beings and art comes in all forms! There is no wrong way to express yourself creatively — just a willingness to be open to the process.