Are you curious about art therapy? Many people and therapists are.
Why art therapy?
Art therapy can work for many different kinds of people.
- are full of drive but don’t really know what they want deep down inside
- view life from an intellectual or pragmatic place where over-thinking or rationalizing the same scripts over and over in your head is the norm
- are indecisive, don’t know how to commit or struggle with intimacy
- are disconnected from what they desire and what they think and feel
- struggle with feeling feelings
- don’t know how to fully express or communicate their feelings or inner experiences
- have the words or not
- try everything only to keep swimming up stream
- yearn for more
- creativity begets creativity
- want to feedthe creativity of their souls
What is art therapy?
Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, but not limited to: fostering self-expression, create coping skills, manage stress, and strengthen sense of self. Credentialed art therapists have a masters degree in art therapy and extensive training and expertise in working with clients and media to facilitate growth, transformation and healing. Kim and Amy attended one of oldest art therapy masters degree programs in the country located in Washington, DC at the George Washington University. Art therapy has provided mental health treatment for clients who have experienced trauma, grief & loss, depression, chronic illness, substance abuse, and more (credit: Art Therapy Alliance). To learn more about art therapy, please visit the American Art Therapy Association.
Do I need to be able to draw to be in therapy with you?
No. Clients express themselves both verbally and experientially. If you are interested in exploring various art media or art making processes to support your work and goals in therapy. We are skilled at supporting all clients, including those who self-identify as non-artistic.
Book an art therapy appointment by calling or emailing us
Hannah Wilson at 240.257.3178 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Peterson at 202.540.0832 or email at email@example.com
Katherine Nguyen at 202.540.0319 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Ottinger at 240.480.0152 or email at email@example.com (Kim sees clients virtually and locally in Denver, CO).