About Us

Our goal with this site is to educate visitors about the benefits of art therapy and other forms of functional therapy.

As it is an innovative form of therapy, it is important to raise awareness and inform potential patients of the ways in which their conditions can be improved. When deciding what form of therapy would be most useful to you, it is important to do as much research as possible to learn all you can in order to find the right therapist for you. The therapeutic relationship is essential to progress in therapy, so finding the right therapist is a very important part of the process.

Many patients are reluctant to start therapy because they are concerned about having to speak openly with a therapist about their problems. This can be a difficult process for many people, especially when first starting and being unaccustomed to verbalizing difficulties. Art therapy can be helpful in this way. As opposed to sitting across from a therapist and talking about yourself, you are using art as your medium of expression. It can gradually ease you into becoming more comfortable with speaking about deeper emotional issues. In some cases, like patients recovering from a very traumatic experience, it can take a long time before being able to speak about what happened is possible. Art therapy gives patients the reigns and empowers them to direct therapy to areas they want to focus on.

We hope this site serves as a resource for potential patients of art therapy, or those considering art therapy as a career. Creating a site that has all the details about art therapy in one place is more useful than having to visit a number of sites to accomplish the same thing. We have compiled useful information about the therapeutic process and its benefits. We also found it important to include information about related forms of therapy because of the potential interaction and collaborative approach art therapists could take. There is a list of links to learn more information about art therapy and related therapies above.