What is Art Therapy?
Mindful Art Center
·“Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to…
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First Art Therapy Session
Art therapy is a mental health profession in which you work with an art therapist (that would be me!) using art and the process of making art to improve your overall well-being. Art therapy can help you reduce anxiety and depression symptoms so you can be happier (isn’t that the main goal anyway?). Even though you are dealing with anxiety and / or depression, you can still have an enjoyable therapy experience. #arttherapy #anxiety #depression #adolescents #creativity #LivoniaMI #Livonia #metrode
Art Therapy Groups at Mindful Art Center with Kelly Darke, ATR, M.Ed.
This open studio process gives you an opportunity to learn about yourself from yourself through the process of making art. You may witness something in your artwork that provokes certain feelings within, whether positive or negative these feelings are welcomed as an aspect of yourself and a way to learn more about yourself and your needs. Use this insight throughout the week to help gain clarity – use this process daily to improve your overall well-being. This group will meet each week on Wedne
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