Art therapy is a process that uses drawing (crayons, pastel, charcoal), painting (watercolor on wet paper), and sculpting (clay)both as a means of assessment and treatment. An assessment painting is made at the first session. This painting is then discussed together to create a working plan for further sessions. At the following sessions, specific therapeutic exercises will be given.
Art therapy gently releases subconscious feelings into the consciousness. Children and adults who are set on certain emotional and behavior patterns can be moved through intentional usage of lines, colors and forms. This, primarily, non-verbal form of therapy occurs within a three-way communication between the patient, the artwork and the therapist. This is where the saying, â€œone picture can paint a thousand wordsâ€ becomes real.
In addition to artistic supplies, stories are used within the therapeutic process. These stories enhance the identity with the images presented. It is during this process that subconscious feelings are slowly and tenderly brought into consciousness and become visual, enabling them to be processed.
Art therapy requires no additional artistic ability, since focus is given to the process rather than the end result. Guidance is offered on using the materials.
Art Therapy is beneficial for children through adults and sessions are for individuals and groups. The process offers subtle shifts of sub-consciousness clarity.
Children and adults, from the age of 6 until 100 years old, benefit from art therapy sessions.
I work in the english and dutch language and have experience with expatriated children and adults.
During sessions I work with Children and Young Adults on the following:
- Social and emotional issues that interfere with school and family life
- difficulties in verbalizing thoughts
- stress, anxiety, fears
- jealousy issues over a new sibling
- self identitiy topics, self esteem
Preference over individual or group work (2-4 children) depends on individual needs.
My experience in working with children though art therapy has been with an english speaking school in Amsterdam.
I also work with adults suffering from psychosomatic complaints:
Adults suffering from psychosomatic complaints are often misunderstood as having physical complaints arising from the ‘mind’. However these complaints actually arise from the subconscious part of the mind, are are difficult to uncover by ourselves. The age range typically spans from 18 to 65 years old and onwards. Somatoform inbalances can including the following:
- A combination of physical, psychological and social problems
- Unexplained chronic physical and neurological complains
- chronic fatigue and pain
- burn-out and stress
My experience in working with this group has been by working at the Eikenboom located in Zeist. This is a center for Psychosomatic patients, whereby art therapy plays a vital part in the healing process. I find group work of 4 to 5 clients to be most effective.
Please contact Daniella with any other questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the costs for Art therapy sessions:
Initial phone discussion is free of charge
Individual sessions for adults of 50 min are 65 euro
Individual sessions for children of 40 min are 50 euro
Group sessions, max four adults, of 90 min are 42 euro per person
All prices include a 21% BTW tax
Insurance: Most insurance companies cover Art Therapy. To claim Art Therapy with your insurance company, please contact them directly.
Ask them if they cover alternative healing methods, specifically members of the organization NVKToag (Nederlands Vereniging voor Kunstzinnige Therapie) where I am registered.
My NVKT number is 722 Also Lid of NVAZ (voorheen FAG)
AGB-code for Atelier Werkplaats Molenpad is 90-015570.
AGB-code for D Rubinovitz is 90-036903