What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a creative-based, therapeutic process that allows for learning and healing as well as assessing emotional well-being, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through creative expression. Our art therapy providers use a combination of psychological and art-based treatments and a variety of techniques to assess and serve clients experiencing anxiety, trauma, depression, social difficulties across the lifespan.

Sessions may include painting, collaging, writing, drawing, sculpting and using art media as a means of expression.

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Educational requirements and credentials differ state-by-state. In Ohio, a master’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy (LPC, AT) can be obtained after a 3-year, graduate-level program. After completion of the program, required supervision and art therapy experience, a therapist may apply to become a registered art therapist (ATR). Art therapists may then become board certified after passing the national exam (ATR-BC) and a supervisor (ATCS) after further required training. In addition to national credentials, the practice of art therapy is regulated with professional art therapy licenses in some states and other professional licenses elsewhere.

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What are the Benefits of Art Therapy?

Simultaneously build motor skills and improve mental health

Art Therapy makes counseling more fun or approachable for children, teens and adults. It allows for a form of communication, learning and processing that is understandable for all ages, across many diagnoses. It has proven to increase self-esteem and build confidence as well as promote healthy coping skills. It allows for a safe, non-judgmental space for people to process difficult, stressful or traumatic events in order to learn and heal through creative expression. Art therapy can be especially beneficial for children who struggle with verbalizing their emotions.

What are the Benefits of Art Therapy?

Our Therapists are Experienced in:

ADHD
Anger
Anxiety
Behavioral Concerns
Bullying
Communication
Coping Skills
Depression
Organization Skills
Parent Relationships
Self-Esteem Issues
Social Skills
Trauma
And More

TES’ approach to Art Therapy

How do we make art therapy fun?

How do we make art therapy fun?

TES uses creative ways to help clients meet their therapeutic goals. Clients have individual needs and learning styles, so therapists use games, art, music, or play to make therapy fun.

How do we work as a team?

How do we work as a team?

Therapists at TES are always sharing new, fun ideas and techniques with each other. They support each other and make themselves available to brainstorm with other therapists.

How do we include the family?

How do we include the family?

Some art therapy activities include the involvement of family members in order to help improve relationships and promote positive communication.

Art Therapy FAQs

Our Therapists' Credentials

In Fairlawn, Ohio, Danielle Fascione (LPC, AT) is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist. This means she is a board-certified counselor under the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and has a master’s degree in art therapy from Ursuline College.