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Art Therapy

Art therapy is a therapeutic approach that allows clients to engage non-verbally in the therapeutic process. By using art materials that engage the client through movement, smell, and touch, the client can discover new ways to tell their story and partake in cognitive and emotional processing. While not new, there has been a recent increase in research around how art therapy impacts the brain. Including helping to integrate the right and left hemispheres of the brain. This cross hemisphere communication can help to access parts of memory that are not available to verbal recall.

The use of art therapy in working with ADHD or executive functioning skill building allows clients to stay active in making art while discussing topics that can be difficult to address. Art has many roles in therapy: a fidget, a way to express something that doesn’t have words, a way to connect, and a way to process.

If you are in the office, your therapist will bring all materials necessary to make art. If you are meeting via Telehealth you are welcome to bring whatever materials you have available.

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