Sometimes words are not enough. The creative process heals and illuminates in ways that are distinct from verbal processing alone. Using kinesthetic, sensory, and symbolic methods invites new awareness as well as a fresh experience of self. At UR, expressive and creative arts are integrated seamlessly into the treatment protocol, with attention to specific needs of the individual. Visual arts, movement, poetry, writing, music and video journaling are offered in collaboration with your personal treatment goals.
Art Therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals, and is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, and to reduce and resolve conflicts and distress.
“Through integrative methods, art therapy engages the mind, body and spirit…Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience and empowers individual, communal and societal transformation.” – American Art Therapy Association, 2017