Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is not about being an artist or creating gallery-ready art (although, that can happen) it is about connecting with the visual, emotional part of our brain and processing those emotions.

It’s about training your brain to cope with negative thoughts and begin replacing those negative thoughts with positive ones. It’s about letting yourself feel what you feel and pouring it out on the canvas, or paper, or clay…

As an art therapist, I combine mindfulness with art to help you create positive coping skills that can bring joy back into your life through the process of creating art. Art making is not just for kids and it’s not a waste of time!

Making art reduces stress and anxiety as you mindfully connect with the experience and follow your intuition

Creating art is a way to express your emotions and communicate without words

The process of making art strengthens cognitive skills like memory, fine motor skills, and sequencing (pattern recognition)

Creating art creates joy

"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint” – Edward Hopper