Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring or sculpting, to help people express themselves artistically and to investigate the psychological and emotional undertones in their art. With the guidance of a certified art therapist, clients can interpret the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, leading to a better understanding of their feelings and behavior so that they can move forward to resolve deeper problems.
No artistic talent is necessary for art therapy to be successful, as the therapeutic process is not about the artistic value of the work, but about finding connections between creative choices and the client's inner life. Art therapy can be used as a springboard to rekindle memories and tell stories that can reveal messages and beliefs from the unconscious mind.
Art therapy can help with many conditions and experiences, including:
Self esteem problems