Who can benefit from Art Therapy?
Art therapists work with individuals of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds who have developmental, medical, or psychological concerns and those who are seeking personal growth opportunities. Children most often cannot easily express themselves verbally, and adults often use verbal distracters to distance themselves from their emotions. The non-verbal visual expressive aspect of art therapy can therefore provide a means of enabling participants to break through these obstacles toward enhanced self-expression. Art therapists can provide individual, group, couples, and family art therapy services, as well as work within communities.