If it’s hard for adults to name and discuss our emotions, it’s no wonder it can seem almost impossible for children. Art Therapy can work wonders for children, as it gives them the opportunity to communicate and process in a language they understand.
Art therapy allows your child to explore their experience and their feelings, including their inner world, in a different way. In art therapy, your child’s therapist will engage your child using art, and will then use the art to help your child problem solve, process their feelings, and navigate their experiences. And while the process of art making can be cathartic, the themes and meanings your child explores in their art responses will help them develop insights and move through challenges.
Art therapy has been proven to be an effective modality for children to lower feelings of anxiety and stress, improve self-awareness and self-esteem, strengthen relationships, regulate behaviors, and advance social skills.
Children with challenges ranging from difficulty focusing to recovering from trauma can benefit from accessing their feelings safely through the use of art.
At Take Root Therapy, many of our clinicians are Board Certified and Registered Art Therapists, and they have worked extensively using art therapy to help children feel more secure and capable. Whatever your goals for having your child engage in therapy therapy – whether improving communication skills, healing from past traumas, or changing their behavioral patterns – we are committed to helping your child. We are skilled at connecting with and supporting children in a way that makes therapy more comfortable and effective.