Art Therapy

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Difficulty with adjusting to new situations?
  • Having a hard time with past trauma or bullying?
  • Experiencing anxiety?
  • Having growing pains?
  • Struggling with an attention disorder?
  • Dealing with grief and loss?
  • Need to improve fine or gross motor skills?
  • Need to improve communication skills?
  • Need help with cognitive processing?
ART THERAPY CAN HELP!

What is Art Therapy?

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) defines Art Therapy as “Employing the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages with the aim of resolving conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal skills, managing behavior, reducing stress and increasing self-esteem and awareness.”

The main goal of art therapy is to improve the patients’ ability to function and their sense of wellbeing.  Art therapists are trained in both art and therapy. Art therapy is not about producing a beautiful piece of artwork but instead to help the patient express emotions and traumas and release energy in a safe and therapeutic manner that is socially acceptable.

Art therapy uses creative art media and the completed artwork as a therapeutic and healing process. Art mediums used at Sunny Days will include painting, drawing, sculpture or clay works, and collage, to name a few.

There are many types of art therapy, these are just a few of the many types of art we will be using to help our patients meet their therapy goals.  The realizations that come out of art therapy may be ah-ha moments for the caregiver as well as the participant.

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Jasey Jones

Meet the Art Therapist

Offerings

1:1 Art Therapy – an art therapist working with an individual to create and implement a treatment plan.  Interventions used will be based on art experiences that are motivating for the individual and that also focus on their specific needs, abilities and goals.

Group Therapy – Our art therapist will lead each group therapy using various art supplies to help with expression and goals.  Group therapy is also a great way to work on social skills!  Groups offered include “My Little Love & Me” for parents and children 5 and under to participate in together, school-aged groups for individuals aged 6 to 17, and groups for our 18+ community.  Each group has targeted goals!  Check out our group calendar for the right fit that will help you achieve your goals.

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