Who can benefit from Art Therapy?
In my mind I feel that almost anyone could benefit from Art Therapy. But the real qualifier would be how open the individual is to taking part in the art process. I believe there is a way for each person to utilize some type of artform to their benefit whether it be painting, coloring, photography, writing, dancing, singing, cooking, woodworking, etc.
There is no age or skill requirement for Art Therapy, it can be for everyone! Art therapists work with children, adolescents, and adults and provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.
Art therapy has provided mental health treatment for clients who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, depression, chronic illness, substance abuse, and much more.
Art Therapy can be defined many different ways mainly depending on who you ask. I typically tell people that it is much easier to show people what Art Therapy is rather than explain it because the essence of what Art Therapy is, is truly beyond words.
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