Therapy Through Artistic Creativity
Teenagers find it difficult to express themselves after experiencing a very traumatic event. They can’t voice what is on their minds and cannot fully express how they feel. Our art therapy for teens can help patients understand feelings they previously could not label and allow them to experience the cathartic release of emotions.
What Is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy for Teens is a method of treatment that utilizes creativity and artistic expression as a way to encourage inner healing. While it became a formal type of therapy in the 1940s, the idea of creative expression to foster healing is an old one and has been done by many for a long time.
Art Therapy for Teens saw an increase in popularity in recent years as many have discovered the benefits of using art to release their stress and anxiety. According to research, art therapy is known to effectively treat patients with trauma symptoms, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and more.
Teens do not need to be artistic to benefit from art therapy. Those who grapple with perfectionism and have a fear of people judging their creative expression will find relief here, as art therapy for teens targets a different part of the brain.
Forms of Art Therapy
Any form of creative expression can feel therapeutic because they allow for a cathartic release of emotions. The popular art forms used in our art therapy for teens include:
- Sand tray art
- Finger painting
- Working with clay
- Doodling & scribbling
Art Therapy for Teens and Young Adults
Innova Mercy has multiple therapists who can utilize art therapy to help teens and young adults. Patients will find relief from PTSD, anxiety, depression, the urge to self-harm, and the desire to avoid other people. Innova Mercy invites you to partner with one of our therapists to start using creativity and artistic expression in your therapy.
Speak with an Admission Specialist Today
Contact Innova Mercy to learn more about Art Therapy today. We would be more than happy to answer your questions. All calls are free and confidential.