is a mental health profession that fosters emotional and social development through a creative process and applied psychological theory. Rather than traditional talk therapy, art therapy allows one to use the art-making process and product as a metaphoric means to address one's problems. The art-making process allows for one to gain insight, relieve social and emotional issues, and learn coping strategies to use in one's everyday life without the need for language.
How is art therapy different from art education?
Art therapists focus on the art-making process and encourage clients to create art to work through challenges and gain a greater persepective of one's self.
Do I need to be an artist to do art therapy?
No! Art therapy is not about artistic quality or skill. When appropriate, learning specific techniques can be part of a therapy session, but being an artist is not a requirement.
Who can adminster art therapy?
have a Master's degree in art therapy.
study psychology and theory of mind as well as fine arts.
earned specific credentials and state licensing.
Who is art therapy for?
Art therapy is for people of all ages (toddlers - geriatrics) in need of therapeutic support.
What does art therapy address?
What is therapeutic tutoring?
Therapeutic tutoring is a service that Sophia Saad created to help children with reading challenges. It integrates art therapy and reading tutoring to address the emotional and physical effects of one's learning challanges, to increase one's confidence as a learner and their ability to manage and use strategies to support them in and out of the classroom.