Art therapy allows for the expression of feelings and thoughts in a way that can be less threatening than strictly verbal means. In art therapy there is a level of comfort and a sense of safety that is sometimes not found through traditional therapy alone. Clients’ feelings and experiences can be transformed into concrete and tangible images, painting and sculptures, which allow both the client and the psychologist to obtain a fresh view of problems, conflicts, potentials, and directions.
- Art therapy provides clients with a safe and contained space where they can express and explore their thoughts and feelings through a variety of art materials.
- The work created often reflects the unconscious forces and experiences that shape a person’s life.
- This can be in a group or individual setting.
- Art therapy can be used by individuals of all ages.