What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is the clinical application of art and psychology as a vehicle for communication, healing, and growth. Self-expression through the arts engages the creative process and helps clients gain insight, and fosters a sense of well being. Imagery is fundamental to inner life and thought, and the art therapist and client work together to explore the rich language, process and meaning of the art. Sometimes feelings are too difficult to talk about and the process of art therapy can make verbal expression more accessible. Visual expression can provide a key for new understanding, promoting change, enhanced self-esteem and self-empowerment