Exploring Creative Therapies

December 21, 2015

While talk therapy is extremely helpful in treating anxiety, depression and relationship issues, one limitation is that sometimes it can be difficult to put all emotions into words. Other types of therapy, like Art Therapy can help people connect with emotions on a deep level — beyond what talking can do. When an author starts writing a book, or a painter puts brush to canvas, the creative process is at work. A wonderful vehicle to transform anxiety and depression into healing, the creative process can be utilized to help people heal and grow from within. One goal of art therapy is to restore a client’s functioning and sense of personal well-being. Art therapy is utilized as a common form of treatment in wellness centers, psychiatric and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, private practices, schools, senior communities and many other settings. Art therapy can help address a variety of symptoms such as:

  • Reconcile emotional conflicts
  • Foster self-awareness
  • Manage addictions and behaviors
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety/depression
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve social skills (individual or group)
  • Enhance quality of life

Check out our upcoming support group (image above) that begins in January 2016 for teens 13-18 who are experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Call us at 541-868-2004 for more information today!

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