Gifts: Art Therapy and Counseling
Kim Brammer is an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor by training. She has a specialization in stress & anger management, emotional regulation, life transitions, and addiction. She believes that everyone can reach their fullest potential when creativity is explored and used to help us get to know ourselves better. She specifically loves drawing and painting but has experience with sculpture and clay work as well. In her free time she enjoys swimming, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family in the outdoors hiking and climbing. Book your appointment with Kim at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Art therapy involves a therapeutic relationship, which is one of the core tenants of any therapy. Only those with appropriate graduate training can offer art therapy. Even though art therapy involves creating artwork, it is first and foremost therapy, like one would have with a psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker.
Art therapy takes place in a confidential contained space where privacy can be ensured. Clients are free to share with anyone what they discuss or create in art therapy but it is of utmost importance that they are given anonymity and confidentiality by the therapist and the facility.
A main goal of art therapy is self expression. There is no right or wrong way to use the art materials and no previous experience is necessary. The focus of art therapy is on the creative process rather then the product. The artwork is viewed as a reflection of the client and can act as a mirror of the client since it is reflecting the client’s thoughts and feelings. Just as notes from a therapy session are confidential, artwork created is confidential as well.