Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve our patients physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help our patients to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.
You don’t need to be talented or an artist to receive the benefits, and our Art Therapist will work with you to dive into the underlying messages communicated through your art, which will aid in the healing process. Art therapy can achieve different things for different people. It can be used for counseling by therapists, healing, treatment, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and in the broad sense of the term, it can be used to massage one’s inner-self in a way that may provide the individual with a deeper understanding of him or herself. Art therapy, sometimes called creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, encourages our patients to express and understand their emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process. Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses art materials, such as paints, chalk and markers. Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of the different art materials.
Art therapy at Dedicato Treatment Center involves the creation of art in order to help our patients increase awareness of themselves and others. This in turn may promote their personal development, increase their coping skills, and enhance their cognitive function. It is based on personality theories, human development, psychology, family systems, and art education. Our Art therapists is trained in both art and psychological therapy.