“Go in knowing that this will take work“
PROCESS OF ART THERAPY/EVALUATION
Participation in Art Therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek Art Therapy. It may help you deal with difficult feelings or experiences, or address issues that have been troubling you. Working toward these benefits requires effort, and Art Therapy relies on your active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to help with the concerns that have brought you to it. Your Art Therapist will ask for your feedback and views on your Art Therapy, its progress, and other aspects of the Art Therapy and will expect you to respond openly and honestly.
Sometimes more than one approach can be helpful in dealing with a certain situation. During evaluation or Art Therapy, remembering or talking about unpleasant events, feelings, or thoughts may result in your experiencing discomfort or difficult feelings such as anger, sadness, worry, fear, etc. or experiencing anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. Your Art Therapist may challenge some of your assumptions or perceptions or propose different ways of looking at, thinking about, or handling situations that can cause you to feel upset, angry, depressed, challenged, or disappointed.
If you would like to know more about the approaches your Art Therapist uses they will be happy to discuss this with you. If you know you would like a specific model of Art Therapy, please say so on the form where you are asked to briefly describe why you are seeking Art Therapy.
Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair