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Art Therapy
Express, Heal, Thrive: Art Therapy for All Ages
Art Therapy

Find Inspiration with Art Therapy in Southlake, TX

You Don’t Have to Be an Artist to Heal through Art

Just as there is no one type of person, there is no one type of therapy. For some, more traditional methods of talk therapy can be helpful, but limited in their ability to resonate and reach deeper emotions. Art therapy is a creative, alternative way to explore and process feelings, discover insights, and reach healing. You don’t have to have artistic talent to thrive in art therapy—we’ll focus on the process, not the product, as we navigate issues beyond words alone.

Our Approach to Art Therapy

Our art therapy approach is open to people of all ages, from children to adults to seniors. Through various art forms such as drawing, process painting, sculpting, jewelry making, and other artistic expressions, individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a safe and non-judgmental space. Art therapy is guided by trained professionals who help clients interpret their artwork, facilitating self-discovery, personal insight, and emotional healing.

Art therapy can be a powerful tool for addressing a wide range of mental health issues, improving self-esteem, reducing stress, and fostering greater self-awareness and resilience. Ultimately, art therapy harnesses the unique capacity of art to communicate, heal, and transform, allowing individuals to tap into their inner creativity for therapeutic growth and self-expression. It’s less about the final product and more about the healing properties within the process of art making.

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The use of art materials in therapy can aid in treating many concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-esteem & self-image

Our Art Therapists

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Hannah Christensen
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
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Your Art Therapy Questions Answered

How Does Art Therapy Work?

During an art therapy session, you may be asked to create art using a variety of mediums, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, or even making jewelry. Your art therapist will then guide you in reflecting on your artwork and discussing how it relates to your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Each session, medium, and topic will be tailored to your specific needs and goals for therapy.

Art therapy can be an effective way to help you process difficult emotions, develop coping skills, and improve your overall mental health. It can also be a fun and rewarding experience that can help you express yourself creatively and connect with your inner self. We’re here to focus not on creating great pieces of art but instead on learning from the process and finding rewards in creativity.

Is Art Therapy Evidence-Based?

Yes, art therapy is evidence-based. There is a growing body of research that supports the effectiveness of art therapy for a variety of mental health conditions, from anxiety to learning disabilities, eating disorders to chronic pain, and beyond. We may use art therapy as a standalone method or as part of other approaches, like talk therapy.

A 2016 review of studies found that art therapy was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in adults. Another study found that art therapy was effective in reducing symptoms of trauma in children and adolescents. We’re still learning new ways that art therapy can benefit people of all ages!

What Are the Benefits of Art Therapy?

Art therapy has numerous benefits. It can promote self-expression, giving people new ways to communicate their emotions and improve their communication skills overall. It also helps people process emotions in a healthy way, especially for difficult feelings like anger, sadness, and fear. 

Art therapy can also reduce stress and anxiety, both as a form of mindfulness and a way to confront deeper issues at the root of anxious feelings. Ultimately, many people find that art therapy boosts self-esteem and confidence as they develop a sense of accomplishment over time.

Those who take part in creative activities before therapy often find that it helps them overcome creative blocks. But even those who think their artistic skills are lacking can benefit greatly from art therapy—it’s all about the process, not the product!

Can Art Therapy Be Done Via Telehealth?

We offer art therapy via telehealth on a limited basis for clients over the age of 10. To inquire about our availability, please contact us today.

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Whether you’ve tried other methods of therapy in the past or you’re brand new to it, art therapy could be the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. This creative yet effective approach can be beneficial to people of all ages and abilities seeking clarity and positive change in their lives. Our highly trained art therapists are ready to help you embrace the process of creating art—and creating your own life.

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