Solomon Family Solutions
Art Therapy

Art Therapy

“Creating artwork allows your mind to be in a safe place while it contemplates the tougher issues you are dealing with. One can use the tools of brush, paint, pastels, crayons etc to expose and even for a short time color those issues in a different light.”

George E. Miller

The Profession of Art Therapy 

“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


Who are Art Therapists? 

“Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.” ~American Art Therapy Association 

 

Under the Executive Direction of Blythe Mayfield, M.A., A.T.R., & In Partnership with Blue Finn Art Studio 
Solomon Family Solutions is blessed to offer professional and affordable art therapy services under the executive direction of and facilitation by Blythe Mayfield, M.A., A.T.R., our co-executive director.