Creative Arts Therapy is a therapeutic modality that uses the techniques and theoretical perspectives of verbal psychotherapy and creative arts therapy in one holistic approach to growth and healing. Art therapists help clients of all ages increase emotional intelligence, discover and express thoughts and feelings, move through interpersonal challenges, work through grief, build motor and sensory capacities, and learn to play again.
When you incorporate non-verbal exploration into personal work, you can learn to pave over neural pathways that keep you stuck and tap into an a wiser part of you where core values and your highest potential reside. We are mind-body-spirit beings and verbal language alone cannot capture all of who we are or what we need.
If you are open to using art materials to pursue your therapeutic goals, art therapy will ask you to engage in simple projects and open-ended art-making using the themes you bring into the room. As you slow down and mindfully immerse yourself in the creative process, insights often emerge that prompt real change and leave you with a sense of new meaning and respect for your own life story. In a creative arts therapy session, you may draw, paint, collage, write, use clay, or create a scene with figures in a sand tray to explore a stuck place in your life or nurture seeds of growth inside you.