Spirited Away Art Therapy Florida 2018-01-04T16:39:45+00:00
Lisa R.W. Richardson LMHC, NCC, MAAT - Art Therapy

Lisa R.W. Richardson LMHC, NCC, MAAT

Why Art Therapy

Spirited Away Art Therapy located in Venice, Florida is committed to promoting healing, spiritual growth and the wellness for the benefit of an individual.

Art Therapy is a combination of visual communication and psychotherapy. It is practiced by a Master’s level and credentialed Art Therapists.

Art Therapy techniques spur more conversation and expressing feelings through colors and figures. This expression encourages exploration of feelings and emotions through creating or viewing artwork. Clients explore their feelings of anxiety, anger, frustration, and weakness.  The Art Therapist gains helpful information by what the client creates, and how the client creates. This insight sheds light on the client’s emotional state. This allows the Art Therapist to encourage self-reflection while supporting the healing process.

Metamorphosis ~ Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next.

Art Therapy is found in a variety of settings including clinical and community. It is used during individual, group, and family sessions to increase communication. Client’s learn about each other’s feelings and emotions through artistic creation.

Art Therapy helps to resolve conflicts, improve interpersonal skills, manage problematic behaviors, reduce harmful stress, and achieve personal insight. Art therapy also provides an opportunity to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of art making.

(Summarized using text from Ann Krayn’s book “The Art Therapy and the Art of Therapy”, and the American Art Therapy Association website “http://www.americanarttherapyassociation.org“)

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