Patricia Miller - MA, AT
What is Art Therapy? 
 
     Art therapy uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.  It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.  Art therapy is used extensively by mental health professionals as part of the therapeutic process.