Creative Expressions

An Art Therapy Blog

My “Rules” for Art Therapy

My “Rules” for Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy? There's a lot of confusion out there about what art therapy actually is.  Art therapy can include movement, meditation and breathing techniques, story telling and using tools like oracle and tarot cards, drumming or singing bowls, and so much...

Dealing with Family and the Holiday Blues

Dealing with Family and the Holiday Blues

Historically, I always had an issue with the holiday Blues, even as a kid. It's taken years of education, therapy, and practice with real self-care and boundary setting.  Now, I am to better manage my energy flow for the holiday season. How to Manage the Holiday Blues...

Why is Communication so Hard?

Why is Communication so Hard?

Today's blog post features our intern, Sami Pastian who is a graduate level art therapist at Ursuline College.  Sami is currently accepting new clients ages 13 and up in our office and online in Ohio.  Read more about her here. Relationships can be tricky, especially...

I’m not in Crisis Anymore.  Do I still Need Therapy?

I’m not in Crisis Anymore. Do I still Need Therapy?

It’s no secret that the mental health industry needs an overhaul. This is not the focus on this blog. The focus is what therapy looks like after the crisis situation has passed. So, the turmoil that correlated with the mental health crisis has passed. You have picked...

Releasing the Inner Critic in Art Therapy

Releasing the Inner Critic in Art Therapy

Art is a natural impulse for children as they learn, however, a lot of people have horrible stories about when they quit doing art.   But, art therapy is different.   In art therapy we work on releasing ourselves from the inner critic, from perfectionism,...

Art Therapy for Adults

Art Therapy for Adults

Do you Work with Kids? I get the inquiries all the time if I work with kids.  Art therapy is great for working through trauma especially for people who may not "have the words."  A lot of adolescents really enjoy art making as a past-time and outlet too.  However, I...

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