Healing Through Art Therapy Counseling
The use of art materials and the creative process to address clinical goals and promote mental wellness
Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.
It is just as important is to answer "who are art therapists" because an LMHC or other mental health profession cannot claim to provide "art therapy" (though they can and may use art in their sessions of course). Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.
Art therapy encourages a hands-on approach to therapy where the client plays an active role in treatment. Artwork created in session becomes a tangible element in the therapy session, something direct and real, something which can be revisted and reflected upon in subsequent sessions and to serve as an indicator of progress or change. Art making can break through down verbal, emotional, and mental barriers. This allows us to express emotions sometimes not verbally easy to discuss or even acknowledge as an issue.
In addition to being a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and board certified (ATR-BC), a nationally recognized title administered by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, our Art Therapist are also LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in addition to holding ATR-BC certification. Well-rounded comprehension of psychology, human development, family and relationship dynamics, and mental health issues, etc. as well as being an artist themselves, with a wide range of media specialties.
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