Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses the creative process of art making to help individuals and groups in a variety of populations heal, empower, sort through life difficulties and foster independence.
Art has been allowing humans to express and communicate since the dawn of time. Art has been made across time and space to help understand cultures, for spiritual needs, to problem solve and to heal. In today's culture, creating art can help an individual and group of people to heal and come to terms with life's hardships and crossroads. With the help of an art therapist, individuals and groups are provided art materials and a safe environment to explore life's complexities and the triumphs of self-awareness via the creative process.
For more information about art therapy, please contact A. E. Lawton or visit the American Art Therapy Association