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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:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Clay sculpture
  • Coloring
  • Collage
  • Photography

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.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Art Therapy Benefits

There are many benefits that come along with art therapy, and here are a few of them:

  • Self-awareness.
  • Self-expression.
  • Lower levels of stress.
  • Increased self-esteem.
  • Improved motor function.
  • Freer communication.

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.

Get Started with Art Therapy Today!

The best way to find out whether art therapy is for you is to seek out a licensed therapist who specializes in art therapy. And that’s why we’re here! Mental Health Match can help you get started by quickly matching you with a professional art therapist. Begin by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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I offer multiple ways to express yourself, especially if you find words to be limiting. It's optional, but I offer art therapy as well as a technique called Brainspotting that can help you access new strengths and insights.

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My approach to sex therapy is rooted in compassion and empathy, fostering a sense of safety and trust that allows clients to feel comfortable discussing sensitive topics related to alternative lifestyles and sexuality. I focus on safety and respect.

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I work predominantly with creatives, and love integrating art and story into my work with clients. If you're an artist, in the entertainment industry, or just want to incorporate more creativity into your life, then we're a great fit!

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Help you heal and grow. We will explore the roots of day-to-day struggles, how past experiences affect your mind and body, and how you claim space in a world that can try to minimize you and your wellbeing.

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We are going to get deep into how trauma and difficult feelings are stored in your body, as well as in the brain. And we will work together to create action plans so you have concrete ideas for creating the life you want.

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transform your sense of self, belonging, and purpose in both your inner and outer worlds. Leveraging your strengths, you will learn ways to overcome internal and external hurdles and expand your potential to live a fuller, integrated life.

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I use Geek and Gaming culture, the Expressive Arts, and Spirituality in my work as a therapist. I believe this inner world of passions and interests is a source of strength as you navigate life's outer world challenges.

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