No. No art skills needed.
Art therapy encompasses many different traditional and non traditional art materials. Of course, we invite clients to use paint, pastels, pencils, ink, and a variety of traditional materials, but we also use collage (photos or magazine pictures ), sculptural materials like clay and model magic, craft materials, natural objects such as tree branches, leaves, shells, sand. The materials chosen in therapy are all dependent upon the issues you are exploring and what materials you are drawn to using.
Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client's functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being. Art therapy practice requires knowledge of visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms) and the creative process, as well as of human development, psychological, and counseling theories and techniques.
Private Practice
1 Ridge Rd
Croton on Hudson , NY 10520
914-438-1091

Maine House
8 Sylvester Dr
Phippsburg, ME 04562

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