Art therapy is not just an arts and crafts class!
It's a recognized mental health profession.
Art Therapists are trained mental health professionals who put their extensive knowledge in human development, psychological theories and techniques, and the arts to work, by helping clients improve their psychological health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions.
According to The American Art therapy Association, participation in art therapy encourages emotional expression through non-verbal communication.
Participation in the arts involves the body and brain in ways that verbal language and more traditional therapies cannot.
It provides an alternative form of communication for those who cannot express their problems or pain with words.
Art Therapists can be found working in a variety of settings including: hospitals, schools, psychiatric facilities, wellness centers, rehab facilities, crisis centers, senior centers, private practice, and community settings.
Art Therapy can be useful for treating individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with PTSD, cancer, traumatic brain injury, autism, dementia, depression, abuse victims, victims of disasters, and other mental and physical health conditions.
Want to see how your loved one with special needs might respond to creating art?
The mobility device changing people’s lives worldwideFind out more