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Explore strengths, values, and abilities with constructive creative expression
Art Therapy offers art and art media for positive life experiences while uncovering conflicts, feelings and ideas to promote healthy goals and objectives which can facilitate pleasurable and fun ways to cope with difficult and challenging situations specific to adolescents. Art Therapy can provide practical solutions to challenging adolescent issues encouraging work and commitment toward healthier living.
Art Therapy can provide comprehensive art based verbal screenings, assessments, interviews, preventative planning and successful interventions. Art Therapy is a creative process that allows the adolescent to build on his or her own abilities, assets, and strengths to resolve problems. No art experience is required.
In an attempt to resolve the problems during this age, the adolescent will implement coping strategies that appear to be most beneficial. Often this is inadequate and destructive. Unlike traditional verbal therapy, art therapy can get through the guardedness and defenses to more effectively and efficiently uncover the source of the problem. With art therapy the origin of the problem can emerge rapidly and the adolescent is encouraged to explore, develop and implement healthier coping strategies.
What kinds of problems?
- attention deficits
- low self esteem/low self confidence
- excessive anxiety/depressive symptoms
- restlessness/poor concentration
- high risk behavior/drug use
- self destructive behavior
- unresolved grief/trauma/sadness
- excessive stress/emotional distress
- unresolved anger/resentment
- poor insight/poor judgement
- ineffectual problem solving
- underdeveloped creative resources
- unmet personal goals
- destructive or high risk behaviors
The powerful emerging force
Adolescence is a time of emerging awareness, powerful energy, adventure, cognitive development, physical transformation, despair, relationship alignments, hormonal surges and emotional mood swings. Frequently it is a challenging time where adolescents need help and support to resolve serious problems and sometimes daily struggles. Essential to success is the ability to resolve difficulties that can gush out during these crucial years 13 to 18. Art Therapy can be beneficial during this difficulty developmental transition time, especially when the individual is undergoing complex conflicts, relationship difficulties and personal crisis.
Who is to blame?
It is a known fact that adolescents are faced with a variety of psychosocial stress factors like peer pressure, social media, sexuality, advanced cognitive processes, role/gender/identity confusion, family development, academic performance, career development, and relationship transitions.
Lets Face It
Most adolescents try hard to cope. However they are not pros in the decision-making department and often make choices based on anger, impulsiveness, anxiety, resentment, emotional swims and pressure to be independent. Adolescents from the best and healthiest families can crumble under this overwhelming pressure and are not able to access healthy constructive coping skills.
What kind of issues do teens have to deal with?
Good Choice for Health
What is the next step?
Learn More about Art Therapy
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Art Therapy Initial Session for Teens
1.5 - 4 hours
Art Therapy Follow up Session for Teens
Art Therapy Family Session for Teens