Shira Frimer – Expressive Arts Therapist, M.A.
Welcome to Cope Creatively Clinic, a unique, safe place for self expression and emotional healing. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the medium of art as the language of the soul. As an expressive medium, art can be used to help clients communicate, overcome stress, and explore different aspects of their own personalities.
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and well-being. The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.”
Who do we treat?
We treat children ages 4-18 and women ages 18 and up. No previous experience with art is neccessary.
Children with emotional and behavioral difficulties
Children coping with ADHD, ADD
Anxiety & Stress
Coping with divorce
Coping with loss, grief counseling
Coping with disease and disability