Our full-time art therapist at The Center guides residents to a deeper understanding of themselves through art. Young children learn to process their experiences through artistic self-expression, and older youth can use art to gain valuable insight into their experiences and emotions. Rather than ignoring their pasts, residents can explore them in a non-confrontational way, and at their own pace.
Topics unearthed during art therapy are vital to treatment, as they provide richness for discussion in other areas. Our art therapist coordinates with other staff members, including unit managers and teachers, to better address issues that arise through a child’s art.