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FAQ


  • Do you have to be an artist to participate in or benefit from Art Therapy?

No, you don’t need any special skills to participate in or benefit from art therapy. Your therapist can help you with any questions about materials and how to use them.

  • How will Art Therapy help me?

The process of making art will help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself through understanding unconscious personal imagery and symbols.
This knowledge will help you increase self esteem, coping skills, stress management and, of course, creativity.

  • Who will benefit from Art Therapy?

Anyone can benefit from art therapy, adults as well as children, people with emotional and/or physical disabilities.

  • How is Art Therapy different than traditional psychotherapy?

Art therapy is different than traditional psychotherapy in that it adds a visual, tangible, active component to a therapy session.

  • What happens in a typical Art Therapy session?

Typically, the therapist and the client together will determine what materials would be most appropriate for the issues to be addressed. The client will engage in making art and this generally leads to processing this work through verbal discussion. A session lasts for 50 minutes.

  • Will I learn new skills?

Clients may learn a variety of new skills ranging from using new art materials and techniques to learning new coping skills and relaxation methods.