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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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Together, we will address the issues which are preventing you from living the life that you want. We will resolve the symptoms which are causing you distress and learn new ways of coping.

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Rediscover lost or forgotten parts of yourself and work through old wounds that have held you back from pursuing the life you long for. We will also laugh, admire the strength of your younger self, and dream together about what's to come.

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As your therapist, we will create an individualized plan tailored to your needs and wants. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, history, beliefs, and patterns at your pace.

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I use a holistic approach and offer EMDR, CBT, DBT, expressive arts, mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga to help you achieve your goals so you can live the life you deserve.

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