Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.

Here are some reasons to consider Art Therapy for your child:

  • Difficulty adjusting to life events, such as a major relocation, divorce, death of a loved one or pet, or major illness
  • A change in behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, or academic functioning
  • Increase in risk-taking or self-destructive behaviors
  • School stress, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure
  • Defiance or anger-management issues
  • Problems maintaining friendships or interacting socially with peers
  • Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event, including, but not limited to abuse, car accident, or urban violence

Art therapy can also be useful when working with children:

  • diagnosed with Autism
  • with learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD
  • with emotional issues
  • to understand and deal with physical disabilities
  • to increase self-awareness
  • with eating disorders
  • to relieve general stress
  • to improve coping skills

The possibilities are endless!