Tired of talking in therapy? Come create, nourish & awaken your nervous system.
and life enhancing and is a form of nonverbal communication of thoughts and feelings. (American Art Therapy Association, 1996).
Expressive Art Therapy allows clients to express feelings, thoughts and suppressed emotions through their art that they may be unable to articulate and express verbally.
Our purpose is to provide art as a therapeutic tool to help clients gain a quicker and deeper understanding of themselves and their issues.
Our focus is on the wellness of our clients.
What is the difference between Expressive Art Therapy and regular 'talk' therapy?
In Expressive Art Therapy the images created and their interpretations become a significant part in the therapeutic process.
With these images client begins to have a deeper and quicker understanding of their issues as they achieve new insights.
This enhances the verbal exchanges between the client and the therapist and their active dialogue.
Interpreting the meaning of the art work begins the therapeutic process and our work together.
As patients gain more insight into themselves and their issues are revealed, they become more open to exploring new ways to view themselves.
As new solutions to their issues surface, this quickens the therapeutic process overall.
While working together we create a custom design 'Self - Care Tool Kit'. Specific to your individual needs.
Our goal is help you implement these skills to help you navigate your life.
Expressive Art therapy triggers 'Creative Solutions' to solving problems.
in Expressive art therapy will see an increase in:
Self - confidence, realization of their potential.
Ability to make decisions and take actions.
Development and assertiveness skills; which leads to improved relationships.
Creativity and spontaneity.
Through Expressive art therapy patient's develop a deeper understanding of themselves and expanding reference points for lasting change.
The Art & Psychotherapy Studio is a fully functioning professional art studio.
A nurturing setting and unique interactive environment where clients use a full range of art materials while exploring their creativity and participating in art therapy directives and modalities.
We are located in the new revitalized Harbour Point section in downtown Stamford, CT. Conveniently located two blocks from the Stamford train station.
We offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation. Come see the art studio. Find out what art therapy is about. Our goal is to meet your therapeutic needs.
We combine the Mindfulness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Solution Focussed and Client Centered Therapy.
Using the DBT Skills training modules:
Core Mindfulness: Focussing Skills
Crisis Survival Skills
Interpersonal Effectiveness: People Skills
We focus on the individuals strength areas and where they feel they need the most help.
We begin a custom designed, art therapy plan together to best meet their needs and create a program for success.