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ART THERAPY with                           CHILDREN

Children want to tell their story and want to be heard. When words are not enough art therapy provides them with a language of the art, a non-verbal way of communicating their feelings. Art is the first language that children communicate with, it comes naturally and they are familiar with. After experiencing  any stressful event such as divorce, trauma, hospitalization, they might not have the vocabulary to communicate their feelings, but they can use art to express how they feel. 

Wholehearted Creative Arts Therapy provides individual Art therapy sessions. In addition we also provide sand play therapy. We use a wide range of art materials including:  paints, watercolor, pencils, pastels, charcoal, clay and various papers. You may also choose to explore: found objects, collage, altered books, art journaling, photographs, 3D making, felt and many more unconventional and experimental uses of art materials. For more information please call us at 914.662.7499


Sand Play Therapy

Sand Play Therapy

Benefits of Art Therapy 


  • Encourage self expresion of thoughts and feelings, fears, anxieties, and other emotions that may be difficult to verbalize

  • Gain positive self- esteem and postive body image 

  • Cope better with challenges in life such chronic illness, divorce

  • Process traumatic experiences including chronic illness, hospitalization

  • Increasing self awareness

  • Build confidence and make choices, gain control of the situation

  • Communicate and interact more effectively with others

  • Lessen stress and gain coping skills when dealing with emotional and physical pain

  • Improve quality of life

  • Find comfort, freedom, and hope 

Focusing on:





Emotion regulation


Sensory issues



Eating Disorders



Chronic Pain/Chronic illness

Reasons to bring a child to therapy:


  • Difficulty adjusting to life events, such as  relocation or changing schools, divorce, death of a loved one or pet, new sibling, remarriage/blended families.

  • A change in behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, or academic functioning.

  • Being unsure how to handle tantrums, non-compliance or disrespectful communication

  • Anger or physical aggression

  • Worry or fear (anxiety)

  • Isolation and withdraw from activities they once enjoyed. 

  • School stress, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure

  • Issues around body image, self-esteem and confidence

  • Difficulty staying focused or concentrating 

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