What is art Therapy? 

Art therapy utilizes creative arts, specifically visual art to address overwhelming emotions and trauma, resolve conflict, and provide personal insight. The art produced during sessions can catalyze self-discovery and help with the ability to think about old problems in a new way, interrupting cycles of self-defeating behaviors. Art therapy helps the brain recognize, acknowledge and resolve problems beyond our immediate awareness or conscious control. Being an artist is not important in order to use the power of creation to examine behaviors, feelings, thoughts and reactions or gain personal insight.  Artistic expression, regardless of talent, helps connect and ground life’s experiences in a gentle and non-threatening way, reorienting and transforming oneself.

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needs to know of art therapy. 

  • Art therapy utilizes creative arts, specifically visual art, to address overwhelming emotions and trauma, resolve conflict, and provide personal insight.

  • The art produced during sessions can catalyze self-discovery and help with the ability to think about old problems in a new way, interrupting cycles of self-defeating behaviors.

  • Art therapy helps the brain recognize, acknowledge and resolve problems beyond our immediate awareness or conscious control.

  • Being an artist is not important in order to use the power of creation to examine behaviors, feelings, thoughts and reactions or gain personal insight.  

  • Artistic expression, regardless of talent, helps connect and ground life’s experiences in a gentle and non-threatening way, reorienting and transforming oneself. 


The creative process is a spiritual channel to the miraculous.
— Lenard Cohen