Virtual Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to

  • explore their feelings,
  • reconcile emotional conflicts,
  • foster self-awareness,
  • manage behavior and addictions,
  • develop social skills,
  • improve reality orientation,
  • reduce anxiety, and
  • increase self-esteem.

A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being. Art therapy practice requires knowledge of visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms) and the creative process, as well as of human development, psychological, and counseling theories and techniques. ~ American Art Therapy Association

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Gender Trainings

Diversity training and sensitivity is crucial in the workplace. We all have an experience of gender that has been shaped by our personal experiences, which also contribute to gender biases. These trainings are designed to provide your team with relevant, accurate, and actionable information to ensure everyone feels seen and safe in your community and workplace.

 

“I have been participating in weekly online Mindfulness and Art groups with Kelly Darke for over a month. She has a magical way of sharing her gift that supports and encourages and allows participants to explore their own thoughts.
She guides with care and love and helps to maintain a sense of calm within the group. Participants explore their own feelings, emotions and thoughts as she leads through open ended activities that allow people the freedom to go where the energy takes them. Kelly supports sharing and conversation that is meaningful and deeply supportive. I feel blessed that Kelly has a gift she is able to share so lovingly and would recommend her services without hesitation and with heartfelt gratitude towards her.”

~ Jennifer Knowles. South Burlington VT

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” ~ Jackson Pollock