Mental health counseling can be tough, tedious and difficult work. But in retrospect it can also feel like getting a massage for the mind. What's most important is that in the spirit of creating change, sometimes things get difficult before they get better and this is part of the process of bringing the shadows to the light. Change is uncomfortable, but where there is risk there is also potential for creating a better life for yourself.
Art therapy is a professional practice in which a person is working with a trained art therapist. This is done so that one can utilize expression to enhance mental and emotional well-being. Art therapy may be utilized via many forms of art materials such as painting, drawing, working with clay, fibers, natural materials, and even technology. It can exist on a spectrum where the act of making art is the therapeutic process, while also existing as a modality that enhances the talk therapy process.