About Art Therapy

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Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. Art therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, and families to assess and treat the following: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other additions; family and relationship issues; abuse and domestic violence; social and emotional difficulties; trauma and loss; physical, cognitive, and neurological problem; and psychosocial difficulties related to medical illness’ – American Art Therapy Association

Possible benefits of Art Therapy include:

  • Regulating mood and emotion
  • Assisting in resolving conflicts and problems
  • Increasing development of interpersonal skills
  • Establishing coping and anger-management strategies

Individual Sessions

Individual art therapy sessions with a CNNH Art Therapist are available throughout the year. No special skills in art necessary!

Group Sessions

Group art therapy sessions with a CNNH Art Therapist are available throughout the year via our Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer schedules. No special skills in art necessary!

After just six months of being under CNNH’s care, Leo maintains strong eye contact. He is able to speak (a lot!), make his wants and needs known, toilet independently and greet others. Most importantly, Leo is able to follow directions and stand still.

— Leo's Mother

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