Who uses art therapy?
Anyone can use art therapy. Art therapy can effectively treat people of all ages. Anyone from groups or communities to individuals to familes to people in all sorts of relationships can use art as therapy.
Common uses of art therapy
Common uses of art therapy include, but are not limited to, the following:
As you can see, anyone can use art therapy…and anyone who uses art therapy is capable of benefiting from it in some way. There are benefits from simply using the arts as a creative outlet in one’s life, regardless of whether you are seeing an art therapist. Nowobviously, there are going to be strong advantages to seeing an art therapist as opposed to someone who is using art therapy alone. At that point, it’s probably not technically called art therapy. But hey, if it’s therapeutic for you to draw or paint a few times a week (without an art therapist), then I would consider that therapy. Sure, it’s not “professional” therapy, but who says art therapy always has to be professional?