About Art Therapy

From ArtTherapy.org:

Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings.

Our Approach:

In the Integration Art approach, the art therapist becomes the apprentice... allowing the client to teach and communicate both verbally and non-verbally with the art therapist. This also allows clients to deconstruct their own artwork step-by-step, exploring themselves as well as the process of the artwork they are making. It allows clients to have a glimpse of themselves as the holders of knowledge in new ways and allows the art therapist to receive the knowledge, becoming a companion in the process.

At Integration Healing/Alivio Integral, we believe that we all have a “Not Yet Language of an Idea”, a language ready to be explored. We utilize different artistic techniques that can be adapted to your own skill. You do not have to be an artist to engaged in an art project.

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