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Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change. - American Art Therapy Association
EMDR is a form of therapy that was initially developed to treat trauma, and since has been expanded in use to treat many other conditions such as anxiety and depression. EMDR is effective in reducing negative self thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, phobias, and anxiety.
Sand Tray therapy uses figures in the sand to express thoughts, feelings, and memories through metaphor. Sand tray uses figurines to make still life scenes and thus has muh in common with art therapy. If a picture can speak a thousand words, how much more does making an entire scene representing ones self express?
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Sarah provides individual talk therapy. While there are many different theories therapists follow, Sarah choses to work from a client centered, strength based model that encourages the client to recognize their own capacity to move towards increased health, while encouraging clients about the progress they have made. Sarah has found that many people are stronger than they have given themselves credit for and Sarah works to identify and build up her client's inner strength. Sarah believes that a persons cultural beliefs are very important in the process of healing and developing a strong belief in ones own resilience.