Clinical art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that has proven especially successful in treating PTSD for veterans because art therapy allows them to communicate their emotional and traumatic experiences without relying strictly on words. Engaging all five senses in directed art projects allows clients to access and reprocess fragmented traumatic memories.
You don't have to be an artist to do art therapy. The process of art making enables you to express yourself in ways that you may not be able or willing to express in words. Board-Certified art therapists guide you to look at your work from different perspectives, providing a safe environment to find resolution and develop a more positive sense of self-identity and reconnect with your civilian world. Ars Bellum’s group art therapy programs use evidence-based art therapy practices to help veterans and affected family members deal with intrusive mental health symptoms and rebuild resiliency.