Art therapy uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals of all ages.
It is based on the belief that the creative process of artistic self-expression helps people:
- resolve conflict and problem solve
- develop interpersonal skills
- manage behavior
- reduce stress /li>
- increase self-esteem and self-awareness
- achieve insight.
Art therapy integrates the fields of human development, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture and other art media) and the creative process.