“I shut my eyes in order to see.”
“Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.” – American Art Therapy Association
Art therapy provides a safe, supportive and non-judgmental place for emotional processing, sharing guided creative practices that allow experiences and images to safely come up and out. It offers the potential for deep insight and deep healing for almost every population.
In Art therapy, we “make” things that honor who we are, along with all of our experiences, positive and negative. Through this process, we regulate our emotions, express our feelings and simply feel better.
I am honored to be pursuing a master’s degree in art therapy to deepen my knowledge and increase my ability to support others in this way.
For more information and resources visit the American Art Therapy Association at https://arttherapy.org/