Sara Devine MT-BC, NMT, LCSW

920.284.0891

800.791.3601

 info@expressivetherapies.net

245 Metro Dr, Appleton WI 54913

Empowering individuals—those living with social, cognitive, emotional, physical and/or spiritual needs—through music, art and mental health therapies to improve health & well-being.

Art Therapy is a creative method of expression (therapists are trained in art and counseling) used as a therapeutic tool to access emotions through non-verbal techniques.  The principles of art therapy involve humanism, integrative and experiential support, creativity, reconciling emotional conflicts, and fostering self-awareness and personal growth.  “Art therapists use art media, the creative process and the resulting artwork to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being.“  

(American Art Therapy Association).

 

 

At Expressive Therapies, our art therapist works with those dealing with a variety of feelings and challenges including but not exclusive to:

 

Self-image, concept, esteem

Trauma

Stress Management

Grief and loss

Mood disorders

Life changes and transitions

Relationship challenges

Everyday patterns and behaviors that make it hard to succeed and enjoy life.

 

Rather than just sitting and talking about personal challenges, art therapy techniques will use art and creativity to unlock your inner-problem solver and create with a variety of art mediums (i.e. markers, doodles and collage, paint, etc.) transforming challenge into clarity.

 

Still curious about Art Therapy? Here is a link from the Art Therapy Credential Board website that expands on the education and licensure of Art Therapy as a profession as well as quotes taken from the website:

 

https://www.atcb.org/Home/FAQ

 

Here is a link to the frequently asked questions on the field of Art Therapy taken from the American Art Therapy Association as well as quotes taken from the website:

 

https://www.arttherapy.org/upload/AATAFactSheet.pdf

 

 

 

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