Individual Art Therapy
We offer individual art therapy for children, teens families and adults!
Art therapy is totally different from art education or just doing art for fun. The main difference lies in the therapeutic relationship between the art therapist and the client, as well as the specific therapeutic goals they work on together. In art therapy, the goals are determined collaboratively by the art therapist and the client. The core foundations of art therapy are all about exploring art and building a strong therapeutic relationship.
What's amazing about art therapy is that it doesn't rely on words or the usual written forms of communication to be effective. We've all had those moments when words just don't cut it when trying to express an experience, feeling, or thought. That's where art therapy comes in, bridging the gap between art and psychology. It harnesses the power of the creative art process and the final artwork itself for therapeutic benefits.
Participating in art therapy can bring about a whole bunch of positive outcomes. It can help improve communication, self-expression, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, problem-solving, confidence, and social skills. And here's the best part: you don't have to be an art enthusiast or naturally gifted artist to benefit from art therapy. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to express yourself using art materials.
Individual art therapy is wonderful on its own, but it can also complement traditional play or cognitive-behavioral therapy. When you create art with a professional art therapist, you gain a supportive and knowledgeable ally who can guide you in using art to enhance your everyday life.
Oh, and by the way, art therapy is covered by insurance. Give our office a call at 847-975-5598 to schedule an appointment. We're here to help!