ART THERAPY FOR YOUTHS
“Why do I feel misunderstood?”
“I feel depressed.”
“I want to kill myself but afraid to die.”
“How do I stop self-harm?”
It is common to struggle with expectations of maturity, yet feel like a child.
At 15 to 25 years old, youths experience significant physical, social and mental changes.
Transiting between schools and academic levels, taking high stakes examinations and making definitive choices on career education and training can take a toll on a teen's mental health when there is already so much on their plate to handle.
This phase of life is a constant journey towards finding and defining self-identity.
Psychological studies show that only when you have attained a stable identity can you go on to achieve the next stage of maturity - forming secure and intimate relationships. Failing to achieve these may result in feelings of loneliness and emotional isolation.
Some of the challenges youths may experience are:
- Stress or anxiety due to bullying or negative friendships;
- Exposure or victims of violence, abuse or social stigma;
- Pressure from family or friends;
- Distressing events such as the divorce of parents or loss of a loved one;
- Anxious and uncertain about the future;
- Transitioning from familial dependence to independence;
- Dealing with relationships and turbulent emotions.
How can art therapy help?
In art therapy, the therapist works in partnership with a client to develop solutions to the challenges faced. Clients are given the freedom to fully express themselves in a safe and non-judgmental space, and begin the process of healing.
Everything that is verbally or visually shared with the therapist are valuable insights that help increase self-awareness and develop resilience.
You are seen, heard and supported.
But first, you need to take the first step forward to resolve your inner conflicts. Speak with an art therapist to find out how we can help you with tomorrow's challenges, today.
Our rates are as follows (effective from 1 January 2021):
Single Session - $180
Package of 10 Sessions - $1500
Each session is up to 90 minutes long.
Note: Absolutely no artistic skills or prerequisites are needed for our therapy sessions. We encourage you to experience one or two sessions before taking up a package to ensure the best client-therapist fit.