“Live deliberately” psychotherapy for adults
Art Therapy In art therapy, images often begin with feelings, dreams, memories or ideas. Clients may then use art supplies to explore these beginnings by giving them a physical form. This creative play can provide a means of expression for that which has no words, or is not yet understood. We come to art therapy with stories about our lives - verbal stories that have become a narrative that we believe in. While these stories are true, they are only part of the truth. As we start to explore the images associated with these stories, or evoked by those stories, we discover new ways of thinking about our lives. Given art materials and a supportive setting, our hands seem to have a lot to add to our history. The imagery that arises doesn't usually contradict our old reality, but often gives it a new context. With that fresh perspective comes surprising insight and a sense of new possibilities. I am an art therapist offering private sessions for adults. All materials are provided, and no training or skill is necessary. I often will incorporate art into traditional dialog therapy if a client reaches an impasse or has trouble finding words to express a feeling, or a conflict. Everyone is not comfortable using art initially, but after developing trust and an alliance with me it becomes less daunting. Please contact me if you have any questions about art therapy and the services I provide.