Art therapy is for all people, all ages, regardless of ethnicity, artistic skill, interest or background in art. It is a means of providing people with simple art materials and creating opportunities for self-expression in ways that go beyond what just talking can do. This therapy is proven to be very effective in increasing self-awareness and understanding as well as promoting healing through empowering people to visualize and attain their goals.
Because the brain’s emotional and creative centers are both ‘Right Brain’ functions, while verbal and analytical skills are essentially ‘Left Brain’ functions, research shows that a combination of the use of creativity with talking is far more impactful as a means of healing emotional-based problems than is talking or traditional counseling alone.
Art Therapy includes visual arts, musical arts, dramatic arts and play as a means of self-expression.