Creative Arts Therapies
Expressing, exploring and developing well-being in New York City schools
What Are Creative Arts Therapies?
They’re a form of therapy that helps children and adults to express themselves, manage their emotions and find solutions to problems. These unique therapies can be used to improve social skills, address trauma, or communicate meaning.
What Are the Benefits of Creative Arts Therapies in Schools?
Used in schools, these therapies provide an outlet for students to express themselves, explore their creativity, and develop their self-esteem.
Creative Arts Therapies also help students who are struggling academically by providing them with opportunities to strengthen their belief in their abilities to learn and grow.
Meet KB, a 2nd grader in a NYC public School
KB was referred to Counseling in Schools for disruptive behavior in class, with frequent episodes of overwhelming anxiety both at school and at home. KB’s behavior and academic record improved remarkably, but remote learning during the pandemic presented some new challenges. Under her Creative Art Therapist’s care and guidance, KB improved her coping skills. By using art as an outlet, she started to re-channel her energy towards hope and positive attitudes.
Let’s Create Something Together
By itself or as part of our comprehensive services, Creative Arts Therapy is a powerful way to help students express themselves, communicate and connect to others. Curious how it can work for your school? Let’s explore what’s possible.