about Art Therapy

Art Therapy, as defined by The American Art Therapy Association, is a human service profession which utilizes art media, images, the creative art process and client responses to the artwork as reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts.

Art Therapy practice is based on knowledge of human development and psychological theories. Art Therapy is used as a means of reconciling emotional conflicts, fostering self-awareness, developing social skills, managing behavior, solving problems, reducing anxiety, aiding reality orientation, and increasing self-esteem. Art therapy is an effective form of treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who are developmentally, medically, educationally, socially or psychologically impaired. Art Therapy can be a positive experience for all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds.