Art'iculate Art Therapy Services

...Speaking Through Art


What is Art Therapy?

Why Art Therapy?

Do I Have to be an Artist?

Role of the Art Therapist

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Why Art Therapy?

We all have internal defenses or censors that keep us from verbalizing thoughts that might make us feel anxious or which we perceive as not being socially acceptable.  A lot of energy is expended in suppressing these thoughts.  Yet, often, for healing to take place, they need to see the light of day.

Our censors, who are so good when we are talking, are less able to defend against artistic expressions. Sometimes it is very hard to talk about what is bothering us.  But once we put those things into the art we can talk about them and begin to heal.