Art Therapy, is it for me?
Art therapy is a therapeutic process that offers effective therapeutic support to individuals curious about or struggling with physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual problems.
Artistic skill is not required to do art therapy. The technical quality and the attractiveness of works produced by people does not have a direct effect on the therapeutic value of the intervention in art therapy.
Art therapists work with individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. They may be the primary therapist to their client(s) or they may provide therapy in conjunction with other care professionals such as medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, teachers, and social workers.
You can find art therapists in various sectors, both private and public, relating to health (general and psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, etc.), social services (youth centers, halfway houses, shelters etc.), education (teaching, research, private practice, etc.), community services and more.