Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media and the creative process as a way to help both children and adults express emotions, process thoughts, and develop coping skills.
Art therapy has an added advantage of also being a non-verbal form of therapy. It can be helpful for individuals who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally, or who find it easier to express themselves through artistic expressions such as writing, drawing, movement and play. Art therapy has been used to help people with a wide range of issues, including:
Life Transitions, Traumatic Experiences, Mental Health Disorders, Grief And Loss, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Health Conditions, Relationship Difficulties, Stress And Many More.
Benefits of Art Therapy:
- Learn to express emotions in a safe and non-threatening way
- Develop deeper self-awareness
- Understand your thoughts and feelings
- Builds resiliency to manage life experiences
- Develops self-esteem and helps to improve self-confidence
- Improves communication skills
- Art therapy is helpful for anyone who may find it difficult to express their feelings through traditional talk therapy
The Art Therapist:
- The role of an art therapist is to create a safe, secure and welcoming space for the client
- The art therapist supports the client in accessing thoughts, emotions, and experiences through artwork and the therapeutic relationship that might be challenging to articulate verbally
- The therapist encourages reflection and conversation, allowing clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and helps them to regain mastery over their lives
The Art Process:
Through the process of creating art, individuals are able to develop effective strategies for coping with difficult situations
This process allows for exploration of various techniques and materials, which in turn fosters creativity and improves problem-solving abilities
As a result, individuals are better equipped to handle stress, anxiety, and other obstacles, ultimately building resilience and learning how to manage challenges
Do I need to be creative or know how to make art in order to go for art therapy?
No art experience is required.
Do you have packages?
We do not have packages at this time.
Can I walk-in for a session?
All sessions are by appointment only. We do our best to accomodate for last minute bookings, but typically, we require a minimum of 8 hours before a booking.
Interested in becoming an art therapist?
We get it, we love art therapy too!
Different countries have different entry levels into the profession. In Singapore, the entry level into art therapy is through obtaining a Masters in Art Therapy.
You can find out more information on becoming an art therapist from the Art Therapists Association in Singapore:
or check out the MA Art Therapy course at LASALLE College of the Arts: