We facilitate art therapy sessions with our child and adult clients who are drawn to creativity and art. Through this approach, we help clients to reach a deeper level of understanding regarding their challenges. Art therapy gives clients the chance to work through their issues, using metaphors and symbolism. This approach is a fun and gentle way of working with hard topics. A common use for art therapy is for children whose parents are going through divorce as well as for adults who are sorting through negative childhood experiences. Art therapy is effective for clients who have experienced traumas such as motor-vehicle accidents or sexual abuse.
How art therapy works
For each session we facilitate the expression of feelings through drawing, painting, sculpting, or creating crafts. The focus is on the healing process rather than the final art outcome. No art experience is necessary. This is a creative process designed to help the person suffering express themselves.
Who can benefit from art therapy?
Our clientele for art therapy sessions is diverse. We work with children and youth who are dealing with family changes, school issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression. We also work with young adults and adults who struggle with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, memories of trauma, depressive states, self-loathing, low self-esteem, immigration issues, identity issues, social anxiety, Autism Spectrum disorder, LGBTQ+ matters, and life transitions.
We offer art therapy services in Farsi as well as English.