It might come as a surprise that art can be an excellent tool in mental health treatment. Art therapy is the use of art materials and multi-media to help people with their emotional expressiveness. Art can help resolve conflicts by expressing inter-representation and can help people get more inner control by having a greater understanding.
Art therapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental disorders and psychological distress. The treatment may be used for children with learning disabilities, adults experiencing severe stress, individuals suffering from a brain injury, or those suffering from mental illness. In many cases, it might be used with psychotherapy techniques such as group therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy.
For more information on art therapy or to make an appointment, call 651-379-5157.