August 2020

Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)

2020-08-16T13:34:03-04:00

  Art helps people communicate ideas and creating art with people allows a glimpse of their inner world. Art therapy can be very beneficial for people with Autism for creating art helps them relate to objects and practice communicating in a way that challenges them but is not overwhelming. For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [...]

Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)2020-08-16T13:34:03-04:00

July 2020

Who Uses Art Therapy?

2020-07-22T14:05:42-04:00

Art Therapy is a modality, where disciplines of art and psychology are combined to help individuals overcome emotional and psychological challenges to improve their well-being and daily functionality. Art Therapy uses the creative process, pieces of the created art, and exploring deeper thoughts and emotions to develop self-awareness, cope with difficult emotions, and address unresolved [...]

Who Uses Art Therapy?2020-07-22T14:05:42-04:00

May 2020

Finding the New Normal During a Pandemic

2020-05-27T16:41:58-04:00

  It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and has left a lot of individuals (children and adults) in distress as it has made us make extreme adjustments to our day-to-day activities. The uncertainty of the situation has been causing higher levels of stress for many families. From worrying about [...]

Finding the New Normal During a Pandemic2020-05-27T16:41:58-04:00

April 2020

What does childhood anxiety predict?

2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed, [...]

What does childhood anxiety predict?2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

March 2020

Strengthening Emotional Ties with Parent-Child Art Therapy

2022-07-18T11:22:58-04:00

One of the main goals of individual art therapy sessions for children is to improve the family dynamics and to work with parents in a systemic way to eventually help the client (child) to overcome emotional and/or behavioral distress. Art therapists acknowledge the importance of working with parents even though they may spend more time [...]

Strengthening Emotional Ties with Parent-Child Art Therapy2022-07-18T11:22:58-04:00

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children

2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

  Problem-solving skills are one of the most important life skills that children need to develop. The use of these skills is evident in children’s play, math and science performance, social interactions, etc. Certain characteristics will interfere with the development of these necessary skill. Among them are lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, shyness and inhibition, anxiety, [...]

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

April 2019

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!

2019-04-15T20:14:10-04:00

With the rapid increase of child and adolescent cases of anxiety, parents are scrambling trying to help their children from falling deeper. Some of the most widely used methods of coping with anxiety are cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy as well as common medications. Although there is evidence that both approaches work, only half [...]

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!2019-04-15T20:14:10-04:00

March 2019

Recognizing Red Flags in Adolescents

2019-03-25T21:36:08-04:00

    As we all know, puberty is a very stressful time. It’s a time of change in multiple facets of adolescent lives: physiological, physical, psychological and social as well. It takes some time to get used to all the turmoil. Some of the most shocking physical changes are the growth spurts, new growth of [...]

Recognizing Red Flags in Adolescents2019-03-25T21:36:08-04:00

February 2019

Co-Parenting: the problem of many generations!

2019-02-06T21:14:02-05:00

In the past, marriage and starting a family were some goals that people strived towards because of societal expectations. Today, there has been a large shift away from marriage to common-law relationships and divorce rates have increased. With divorce, parents now need to learn a skill that they didn’t think they would have to: co-parenting. [...]

Co-Parenting: the problem of many generations!2019-02-06T21:14:02-05:00
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