What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is a creative process that we use to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of our clients. We treat children and adults with a wide range of emotional issues, including depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, abuse and domestic violence, trauma, grief, and loss. Art therapy programs are based on the belief that the creative process can help with psychological healing. As they draw, paint, or sculpt, a skilled therapist can use the client’s approach to the process and their works of art as a springboard to help gain personal insight, cope with stress, improve judgment, and work through traumatic experiences.
What are the benefits of Art Therapy?
Art Therapy Improves Mental Health
A powerful contribution to our health and wellness
Engaging in the arts is growing in popularity as a way to improve physical and mental health. This creative process can enhance your well-being by allowing individuals to take part in the process of self-discovery and help them feel more in control of their life.
Just as a painting or sculpture can tell a story, art therapy provides individuals experiencing emotional and physical challenges with new pathways toward understanding and self-expression. Whether someone considers themselves an artist or not, we provide a safe space for our clients to express their feelings and create unfiltered responses to life experiences.
Art therapy helps stimulate an individual’s self-awareness and ability to manage their behavior which can strengthen relationships with others. The creative process can reduce stress and anxiety and promote relaxation. Art therapy is a fun and engaging way to process feelings and work through difficult emotions, which elevates mood and strengthens resilience.
Art Therapy for Adults, Children, and Adolescents
Everyone can benefit from art therapy. This creative practice is used to treat the following issues:
- Family and Relationship Problems
- Grief and Loss
- Personal Fulfillment
- Self Esteem
- Domestic Violence
- Chronic Illness
Art Therapy in the Stone Ridge, VA
Schedule a free Teletherapy Consultation now to see if you can benefit from an Art Therapy program. Please call (703) 327-0335 or Schedule a Free Teletherapy Consultation Now!