Art Therapy

What is Art Therapy?

The New Jersey Art Therapy Association defines Art Therapy as: Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being.”

What is Art Therapy Used For?

Studies show that Art Therapy is helpful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, PTSD, and more. It is transformative and healing.  It can help build resilience and raise self-awareness.  For those who suffer from social anxiety, Art Therapy can help instill confidence and reduce anxiety. 

What is an Art Therapist?

According to the American Art Therapy Association: “Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.” Lauren Fallat, LPC LPAT ATR-BC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Art Therapist and Board Certified Art Therapist. She provides an integrated approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Lauren also offers Art Therapy to those who are interested in creative, interactive therapy.  

Contact Us

If you are interested in Art Therapy and have questions, please give us a call or send an email (908-857-4422 or info@hhccnj.com).  To schedule an appointment for Art Therapy with Lauren, click on the Book Now button and select Lauren Fallat as your therapist.  See Dr. Marion’s blog on art therapy here: Art is Medicine and visit our new Art Therapy website: https://www.arttherapynj.com/  

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