It’s not about creating a better picture. It’s about making a better life.
Angry outbursts, little communication and isolating behavior led one young boy to Art Station Fort Worth, where licensed therapists encouraged him to create a 3-D model of his ideal city. The result was a city with no school and a large jail to lock up the bad guys.
Through support and encouragement, therapists learned that the boy was being bullied and felt powerless to make it stop. They worked with him to develop ways to stand up for himself, ask for help and begin making productive friendships.
“When people are unable to find the words to describe something difficult, art therapy provides a visual language to express anxiety, trauma, grief, developmental delays, behavior issues and life challenges,” says Peggy Marshall, CEO of Art Station Fort Worth.
The only nonprofit, art-based therapy program of its kind in North Texas, Art Station Fort Worth serves children, teens and adults and even has a program for returning veterans experiencing difficulty with the transition to civilian life.
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