Rainer Maria Rilke
"THE WORK OF THE EYES IS DONE. GO NOW AND DO THE HEART-WORK ON THE IMAGES IMPRISONED WITHIN YOU".
WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art-making, within a therapeutic relationship, to express emotions, develop self-awareness and explore unconscious material.
Art therapy can be transformative and powerful as it enables the use of nonverbal processes (art-making, movement, narrative-telling, connecting with senses) as well as therapeutic conversations. Techniques used in art therapy can include drawing, painting, sculpting, or collage. You do not require to have artistic ability or knowledge to engage in art therapy.
There is a growing body of research that supports helpfulness of art therapy for anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, eating disorders, grief & loss, family or relationship issues, self-esteem, emotional resilience, creative blocks and many more!
My intention as an art therapist is to provide a safe and nurturing space where you can engage in art-making. The focus is on the creative process instead of the finished artwork.