Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy uses several different forms of art to share feelings we may not have access to verbally. It is designed for those with little to no experience with art. Everyone from those who have never touched a paintbrush to professional artists work with us to develop everyday rituals for healing and self-care, greater ease sharing emotions, and developing new ways to cope with life’s challenges.
For example, a session may be spent beginning in poetry, moving into painting, and finishing with discussion or writing. Another session may begin with an activity that seems unrelated, like building a tower of molding something from clay, and wrap back around to the topic at hand, when words can be found to describe or process the original topic. Another session may begin and end with movement. All of the activities are based on challenging you with your active consent, and you have the option of opting in and out of any of the activities. This strength-based, supportive form of counseling is flexible to meeting you where you are now, in interest and in experience.