Art therapy= “therapy based on engagement in artistic activities (such as painting or drawing) as a means of creative expression and symbolic communication, to improve one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being” (merriam-webster dictionary)
Art therapy is an established form of treatment delivered by trained art therapists / art psychotherapists. It’s designed to help anyone, including those whose life has been affected by adverse experiences, illness or disability, by supporting their social, emotional and mental health needs.
Art therapy participants use art to express their experiences, to find the words to articulate how they have been affected, and to support their well-being, and any social, emotional and mental health needs.
Art therapy can be used by anyone of any cultural background and age (infants and parents, children, young people, adults and older people). Participants are usually interested in what creativity and imagination can offer, but do not need any previous experience in making art.
From /baat.org/ (British Association of Art Therapists)