Clients have the option of joining an art program to express your emotions through a variety of media: painting, drawing, mask-making or mixed-media and other materials.
Since the focus is on the process and not the final product, art therapy is about finding meaning in your life. It complements traditional mental health treatment. The aim is to manage behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing self-esteem.
Research shows that this type of program is cathartic and connects the creator with their feelings as they work with different materials. Expressing yourself through art can be self-revealing and sometimes equally painful – and effective — as talking.
Creating art gives you a chance to slow down and explore any issues, such as addictions, anxiety, attention disorders, grief, depression, PTSD, trauma, strained relationships and much more.