If you’re looking into art therapy, I imagine that your child is currently facing some difficulties.
There’s nothing more painful than seeing your child struggle.
Sometimes you know what’s causing the problem, but other times it can be a complete mystery.
Suddenly your child cries at the smallest thing, seems angry all the time, keeps getting into trouble, or has altogether stopped talking. You find yourself wiping away tears, giving time outs, and wondering what the heck is happening.
If this sounds familiar, I can help.
Emotional outbursts, difficult behaviours, or withdrawing might be signs that your child is facing a challenge that feels too big.
When children are facing a challenge that feels overwhelming, often they don’t know how to identify and communicate exactly what’s happening. Asking them what’s wrong can lead to frustration and even more negative feelings.
Instead, art therapy acknowledges that verbal language is only one form of communication, and it’s not the most natural one for children. Art therapy uses play and creativity as a way for children to:
- express themselves
- share their thoughts and feelings
- practice their problem solving abilities
We all deserve to have a safe place where we feel accepted, supported and encouraged. When things are really challenging, this is more important than ever.
This safe place is what I provide for you and your family.
Through art therapy, I use the creative process to help you figure out what’s up, determine what is and isn’t working, and find ways to overcome the difficulty.
Art therapy with me may be right for families who have tried it all but nothing seems to be working, or for families who feel unsure about trying talk-based strategies.
My approach is playful, warm, and gentle. I start with sensitive curiosity to learn everything I can about what’s happening. I spend time discovering what brings your child joy and what makes your family unique. Then I playfully introduce creative invitations to challenge the things that aren’t working.
My goal is to support you and your child to discover your resourcefulness – your innate ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
We do this by using what you have to make what you need. I know it may not feel like it right now, but I believe that your family already has what it takes to make it through this challenge.
It would be my honour to join you as an ally, a cheerleader, and a helper as we navigate the difficulties together.
Interested in working together?
Call to book your free 15-minute introductory meeting where you can see the office, meet me, and get a sense of whether Resourceful Me Art Therapy is a good fit for your family.