Art therapy is a type of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of art-making within a professional relationship to enhance an individual’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being through expressing one’s self authentically and imaginatively. Sometimes words aren’t enough and a deeper expression is called for. Art therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and does not require any proficiency or prior experience in art making. Samaritan Counseling Center has two registered art therapists on staff as well as other clinicians who have been trained in using it.
At our Center we use art therapy
- In public schools in a ten-week program helping children and adolescents who are considered to be at risk to build resiliency and stronger coping skills
- In private counseling sessions with children, adolescents and adults
- Given the variety of supplies to do art, donations to purchase them are welcome
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