This unique therapy involves art-making, creativity, and applied psychological theory within the
therapeutic relationship to promote the healing process. It engages the mind, body, and spirit
in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and
symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication,
with can circumvent the limitations of language. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to
experience and empowers individuals. This can be helpful for clients of any age.
Potential benefits of art therapy:
– Improve cognitive and sensory motor functions
– Foster self-esteem and self-awareness
– Manage behavior
– Cultivate emotional resilience
– Promote insight
– Develop social skills
– Reduce anxiety
– Resolve conflicts
Who are art therapists?
Art therapists are masters-level clinicians who possess the required training, certification,
and/or state license. They are trained in both art and therapy. Bona fide art therapy is beyond
the scope of practice of non-art therapists.
Our certified art therapist is:
Diane Maytas, LPCC-S