"Look, all this artsy stuff sounds like fun, but I have REAL problems."
"I can't draw, I hate dancing, and don't you even dare make me try to sing."
"Can this kind of therapy truly help me? It just doesn't seem like it would work!"
Yes, we've heard it all, and YES, you are absolutely in the right place!
Have you ever heard the maxim that you can't solve a problem with the same mindset that created it? Expressive Arts Therapy works by accessing parts of the brain not normally engaged in our thinking and problem-solving process.
Chances are, you have already tried thinking and talking your way out of this problem. Has it worked? As humans, we are ridiculously intelligent, and sometimes this works against us. We can talk ourselves into or out of anything. Expressive Arts works as a back-door approach into the psyche, circumventing the rational mind and gaining new insights and answers.
Expressive Arts Therapy is not just a counseling approach, it's a systematic set of tools that will continue to work for you long after your counseling sessions have concluded. We will provide you with many new techniques for managing your challenges as they constantly change and evolve, and teach you how to use your own creativity to develop a life of meaning and personal power.
And don't worry--absolutely no experience with art or movement is required. In Expressive Arts, the emphasis is on the process of creating, not on the final product! We will work with you to develop a personalized process within your comfort zone, and will respect the pace that you set.
We understand that this is a very new experience for most people, and trying new things takes a great deal of bravery. For this reason, the initial consultation is always free! Contact us to set up a free session and see if Expressive Arts is right for you.