Art Therapy.

Art therapy is an experiential therapy, promoting healing through art and creativity, to inspire wellness through personal insights, processing emotions, and connection with community. Art therapy is facilitated by an Art Therapist, a master-level clinician, who can work with exploring the client’s feelings through their art in a safe environment. Research shows art therapy supports addiction recovery by encouraging self-efficacy, shame reduction, and empowerment through the creative process. Creative techniques may include painting, drawing, sculpting, and collage or mixed media.

According to the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), art therapy “enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.”

Through creative art-making, with the support of an Art Therapist, people may:


  • Increase self-awareness and achieve new insights
  • Identify strengths and improve self-esteem
  • Express difficult emotions
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Cope with symptoms and trauma
  • Manage addictions and behavior
  • Resolve emotional conflicts
  • Enhance social skills
  • Enjoy creativity

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