Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Defined by AATA, The American Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, the creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. The therapist provides a safe space for an individual to be seen and accepted unconditionally, while also offering education and support in personal growth.

 

Art therapy and counseling 

appointments with Katy Marver may include using different types of art media to express personal thoughts, ideas and emotions. Katy will also teach art skills for the purpose of developing meaningful recreational opportunities and personal mastery so that the client can express him or herself clearly in art therapy.

Art journaling, also called visual journaling, as seen to the right, is just one tool that can be used in session and at home. Using images in journaling with or without words, communicates and releases a much deeper expression of feelings than words and talking alone. Sharing the art, within a trusted relationship, provides opportunity to be heard and seen, understood with more clarity and validation. Katy welcomes clients to bring art/visual journaling to appointments from home to discuss and share in session whenever they are inclined to do so.

Look under upcoming events, classes and workshops or privately scheduled art sessions with Katy Marver.

 

Please leave your contact  number and email for more information. Thank you!

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