Art Therapy and Teens

Art therapy offers opportunity to:

 

  • Develop coping skills for managing anxiety and depression

  • Build self-esteem and reduce feelings of not being “good enough”

  • Process and integrate traumatic experiences

  • Explore and understand transitions and life changes

  • Explore future goals

  • Develop and  better define your sense of self

  • Build confidence and a sense of mastery

  • Foster a sense of play, experimentation and exploration

  • Explore difficult feelings and emotions symbolically in a non-confrontational way

  • Lower anxiety and relieve stress

 

You might benefit from art therapy if:

 

  • You have ever felt stuck in traditional talk therapy

  • You’ve had an overwhelming experience that you can’t process with words

  • You are open to an alternative approach to therapy

  • You’d prefer to express yourself non-verbally

  • Art has always been a natural way of expression for you

  • OR you’ve never done art before (art therapy can be great either way!)