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Art therapy is a mental health profession that integrates the creative process of art and psychology. It is a way to facilitate development and growth and increase regulation, engagement, and creativity. Art therapy can increase self-expression and can serve as an alternative to spoken language, as the innate qualities of art making allow a person to communicate with out words. Art therapy has been shown to enhance cognitive abilities, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem.

Art Therapy at Live Oak Children’s Center uses therapeutic techniques and the process of art making to achieve goals, which are developed for each individual child. Some of the goals achieved in art therapy include:

  • Communication
  • Socialization
  • Developmental Growth
  • Sensory Integration and Regulation
  • Behavior Management
  • Develop Individuality
  • Increase Age Appropriate Imagination and Abstract Thinking
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-Expression

Services

  • Individual Therapy

    Individual services include a one-to-one art therapy session structured by the art therapist to meet the needs of each individual child. Materials and interventions are used to gently challenge and expand upon interests and strengths.

  • Group Therapy

    Group art therapy services are developed according to developmental level and common goals. The art therapist facilitates the group and provides art materials to foster an environment where group members are able to relate and communicate. Clinic and school based services are available.