Therapy is a relationship, and a positive therapeutic connection is what creates true success in therapy. A client should feel heard, supported, accepted, validated, challenged, and listened to, while being given honest, playful feedback without any worry about judgement.
Art Therapy of MN’s therapists love learning about new therapeutic techniques and ideas, and we are always willing to bring new forms of therapy into the room with clients if it helps people meet their goals, overcome barriers, and reach new understandings.
Currently, our therapists primarily work with interventions that link art therapy, being person-centered and keeping the principals of attachment theory in mind.
Art Therapy: Involves the creation and focuses on the process of art-making in order to increase awareness of self and others. This in turn may promote personal development, increase coping skills, and enhance cognitive function.
Person Centered: Involves a non-directive, empathetic approach, based on the teachings from psychologist Carl Rogers. This style of therapy empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process, and is based on the belief that every human being has the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential.
Attachment Theory: Involves the idea that an infant needs to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver for the child’s successful social and emotional development, and for learning how to effectively regulate their feelings.