Expressive Art Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy is a multi-modal approach to therapy which incorporating the visual arts, writing, drama, dance, movement, and/or music. People utilizing expressive arts therapy are encouraged by a qualified therapist to explore their responses, reactions, and insights through pictures, sounds, explorations, and encounters with art processes. All ages and abilities can benefit from the expressive art therapies. A person is not required to have artistic ability to use or benefit from expressive arts therapy.
About Art Therapy (from the American Art Therapy Association):
“Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.” All Art Therapists complete specialized Masters level training in Art Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies, or the Expressive Arts Therapy.