Art therapy is a type of therapy that utilizes artistic processes in the process to improve mental well-being. Art therapy creates the space for you to express your feelings and thoughts through ways other than words and talking.
Some of the most common techniques that mental professionals employ in art therapy include:
For someone who struggles to express their emotions and experiences through words alone, art therapy enables them to express themselves through visual representations. Art therapy is often paired with other types of therapy to better get to the root of and heal from mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders.
There are many benefits that come along with art therapy, and here are a few of them:
The benefits of art therapy apply to children, teens, and adults regardless of artistic ability. If you are interested in art therapy, read this article by licensed therapist Marla Berger about how art therapy heals.
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