Art can affect mental health in ways that other forms of therapy cannot. When words fail, when root causes are elusive, art therapy can often provide access to the unconscious mind. From this locus, personal symbols evolve, and visual storytelling unfolds.
Lilla, as a creative therapeutic arts specialist, is a bit of a Sherpa who guides people to a better understanding of themselves through art making.
Art therapy sessions conducted at YAS are done in adherence to ethical guidelines set out by The American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
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Some people panic at the thought of a blank canvas. Don’t worry. Part of what an art therapist does is determine the appropriate medium for the client’s use. This is a guided journey with many ways to get where you’re going. Representational painting is rarely, if ever, a starting point. Art therapy is a gentle practice that asks that you be receptive to new ideas but doesn’t push.
An art therapist may present you with the any of the following practices:
- Art Therapy
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Mindfulness Practice
- Trance Induction
- Harmonic Resonance Process™ (HRP)
- Mixed Media Sculpture
- Clay, Ceramic Sculpture
- PMC Jewelry Making
- Mask Making
Issues We Address
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Aging and geriatric issues
- Compassion fatigue
- Heart disease
- Cognitive impairments
- Family or relationship issues
This is a sampling of treatable conditions. You are invited to call YAS and speak to Lilla about any concerns you’d like to address.