Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. Art Therapy is founded on the belief that art making is healing and life enhancing. Art Therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and other art forms), and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy.

Do You Need to Have Artistic Ability to Participate in Art Therapy?

No! Art Therapy is about discovering the joy of the creative process rather than emphasis on the finished product. Art Therapists invite people to explore and express themselves through engagement with art materials. Art Therapy is about learning to experience the wonder of the journey rather than the final destination.

What Are The Benefits of Art Therapy?

  • Develop creativity, self-expression, and increase self-esteem
  • Express emotion and release tension
  • Improve problem solving capabilities
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills
  • Expand cognitive abilities
  • Stress reduction

Current Offerings

The Pieters Family Life Center currently offers individual and group art therapy services for children and adults with a focus on those with developmental disabilities, including autism, as well as other physical or neurological impairments. Each session is tailored to meet the needs of the individual through the creative process.

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