Art Therapy for Children with Autism, ADHD or Anxiety
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses creative expression to explore feelings and thoughts. The therapist guides the patient in creating artwork that represents his or her inner world.
Choose a therapist who specializes in working with kids.A good art therapist will work closely with parents and teachers to help identify what type of art therapy would benefit each child. He or she should also be able to explain how art therapy works and why it might be helpful.
Find out what type of art therapy works best for your child.There are different types of art therapies available. One of the most common is called “art as play.” In this approach, the goal is to use art materials to explore feelings and emotions. Another form of art therapy is called “creative arts therapy.” This involves using art materials to address issues such as anger management, self-esteem, and social skills.
Find a Therapist Who Understands Your Child's Needs.If your child has special needs, finding a therapist who understands those needs is critical. A good therapist will help you understand how your child’s condition affects his or her behavior and emotional development. They should also be able to provide insight into what might be causing your child’s challenges.
At Heads & Hearts we have a wide range of therapists with many areas of specialisation. Lucy Duckworth is one of our most experienced qualified Art Therapists.