Services

Art Therapy for Individuals (children, adolescents, adults)

  • Couples Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Relocations issues

  • Women’s issues

  • Adolescent identity, self-esteem and strength building

  • Divorce issues

Workshops
 

  • Corporate team building

  • Relocation - adjusting to a new culture and saying goodbye before leaving (available as individual or family sessions)

  • Women’s group - addressing different issues as an expat wife.

  • Adolescence - the workshop aims to help teens reach a better understanding of themselves, identify individual strengths and increase their self-esteem.

Art therapy is known as a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It is a tool that can be used to resolve issues, manage behaviors and feelings, reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-esteem, and improve inner awareness. Our art therapy services include various activities that help individuals as well as couples to improve as a person and a good human being.

Art Therapy for Children & Adolescent 

It was thought that children and adolescent could not be depressed or feel anxiety. But, recent researches have shown that children, like everyone else are not immune to this emotionally drained condition. They also feel depression, anxiety, anger and often do not have the capacity to fight with these issues. They are not able to communicate their feelings accurately enough for parents to realize they are going through emotional trauma. 

It is therefore very important to provide a safe and healthy outlet for children who are fighting with depression. They may further need psychological therapy and counseling. In a study, art therapy was used to help suicidal teenagers, and results showed that it indeed has positive effect as part of an overall treatment plan. Guilt, worthlessness, and hopelessness are all emotions that can cause depression, and the creative process of art therapy can help a child or teenager survive with these emotions.
 

 Couple Therapy/ Relationship Therapy & Divorce Issues

Relationships and marriages have their ups and downs. Ask any couple, from newlywed to a couple that's been married for 50 years, they had their good and bad moments in the life. Couples therapy is often focused on conflicting world views and expectations concerning male or female role assignment. Misunderstanding arising from these issues, as well as other problems, have a tendency to lead toward rigid and nonproductive repetitive patterns of problem solving.
 

By the method of using art materials couples are given an opportunity to solve problems in a manner which is unique and unfamiliar. The challenge of art tasks leads the couple to problem-solving and a creative approach in mastering a change in their relationship positively. They not only able to work out the the relationship issues but also improve as a good human being. It is often seen that bad relationships cause divorce that ultimately ruin the life of the whole family. Art therapy is helpful in divorce counseling as well so that you and your spouse/husband can create a lovely world together.  

Family Therapy 

We start our life with a family, whether the family is composed of blood relatives, adopted parents, or a foster family. The family that we acquire when we are born influences every aspect of our lives, from our first moments to our last. It affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse.  If we are born into a healthy family with healthy relationships, we are likely to learn how to maintain healthy relationships. But, if we are born into a dysfunctional family that struggles to connect, we may also struggle to connect with others.
 

Family therapy or family counseling is a form of treatment that is designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. Our family therapy services can be used to help a family through a difficult period of time, a major transition, or mental or behavioral health problems in family members. Family therapy can employ techniques and exercises from cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, or other types of individual therapy. 

Women's Issues

Art therapy has been shown to benefit women of all ages. Research shows art therapy can improve communication and concentration and can help reduce feelings of isolation in women. It is also shown to increases self-esteem, confidence, and self-awareness among individuals. Since art therapy allows people to express feelings on any subject through creative work rather than with speech, it is believed to be particularly helpful for those women who feel out of touch with their emotions or feelings. Individual women experiencing difficulty discussing or remembering painful experiences use our tailored services to improve emotionally as well as mentally. 

Relocation Issues

Our art therapy sessions are specifically tailored to the needs of people suffering with relocation issues. It is indeed not easy to adopt a new lifestyle, new place and work-culture immediately. While relocation issues may create several physical as well as mental problems, it is important to keep yourself calm, relaxed, and engaged in fun activities. Through our art therapy sessions, you are not only able to express yourself but improve emotional well-being by relieving unwanted stress and depression due to relocation issues. 

Our Art Therapy services can help you to express those thoughts, emotions, and experiences that may be difficult to speak about. Individuals, couples and family or other group types can benefit greatly from the counseling provided through our art therapy. 

© 2013 by Sivan Weinstein

Dr. Sivan Weinstein

Psychology and Art Therapy Clinic

Tel: +31 6 111 84034