SoulScape Counseling Services

Integrating mind, body and spirit

“Art washes away from the soul the everyday dust of life.” - Pablo Picasso

Art Therapy

FAQs about Art Therapy

What is art therapy?

It’s a type of therapy in which the client creates art during the therapy session to discover personal meaning, insight and solutions to current issues. Many find that the art therapy experience mirrors the richness, depth and complexity of their inner world.

Who can benefit from art therapy?

Anyone seeking deeper purpose, enhanced creativity, or a better understanding of emotions can benefit. It is also helpful in resolving trauma and integrating various aspects of one’s life. Art therapy can be particularly beneficial to children.

Can only artists do art therapy?

Absolutely not! You don’t have to be a Da Vinci or a Van Gogh! You don’t need previous art experience to benefit from art therapy, since the process is guided by the art therapist, who always considers the comfort level of the client based on previous experience (or lack of it) with art materials.

Is art therapy done in every session, or do you use traditional “talk” therapy, too?

Both are used. Some clients never use art therapy and some use it most of the time, but most use it only occasionally, depending on individual preferences and the goals of therapy.

What type of training does an art therapist have?

Some art therapists have a master’s degree in art therapy. Deborah has a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, as well as an additional post-graduate certification in art therapy. Professional certification requires supervision and experience.

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SoulScape Counseling
Services, PLLC™

9525 Katy Freeway, Suite 455
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713.464.8104
Fax: 713.463.7181