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Benefits of Art or Play Therapy for Kids and Teens

Throughout history, art has been used by humans to tell stories, express ourselves, and communicate with one another. From cave paintings to modern art, drawing pictures is one of the most natural forms of expression for humans, even when language has not been available to us. It is a unique communication tool that has played […]

Managing Back-To-School Stress and Anxiety

Fall is usually a sign that children are back at school, which can be exciting as kids are seeing friends and engaging in school activities again. However, it’s also common for children to feel worried or stressed during this season. Depending on their age, children may feel anxious about being away from their parents or […]

Elevating Your Self-Worth: Strategies for Improving Self-Esteem

Hand holding a heart that says "I love me" to represent self-esteem and self-worth

Low self-esteem can result from many different factors, including childhood upbringing, trauma, social or economic factors, and much more. It is important to recognize that, while it is completely normal to struggle with low self-esteem, this does not mean that it is something you need to struggle with forever. Consistently utilizing the tips in this […]

Igniting Your Creativity: Using Art for Mental Well-Being

Art has always held a special place in my heart. I can’t say that I am a great artist but I’ve always found the act of creation to be very fulfilling. Rather than fixating on the end result, I find comfort in the process of drawing and painting, because it allows me to connect with […]

Dealing with Depression

Depression is more than being “down in the dumps”. Dealing with depression can feel like falling deeper and deeper into a dark hole, and not knowing how to get out. Many people may not even realize they are struggling with depression until they slow down and notice how far down that hole they really are.  […]