I’ve never done art therapy. Do I need to be an artist?
Not at all. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of art therapy. In art therapy the creative process is used an an avenue to build insight, self-awareness and self-expression. The art making is about the process and not the actual art product. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. I will invite you to use art materials while we are meeting. I can meet you in person or via telehealth. We can create artwork and talk or create artwork quietly and reflectively while listening to music. We will verbally process the artwork created and I can help you find meanings and connections that are helpful to you. Your artwork is a unique expression of who you are and I can help guide you towards truly knowing yourself. There is no right or wrong way of doing art therapy. It only takes an openness, curiosity and willingness to try something new.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. A first step is getting started. I will help guide you towards what you want as the best outcome in your life to move towards embracing your gifting while standing in your personal beliefs and dignity.