Art Psychotherapy is similar to talk therapy. The biggest difference, however, is that in addition to speaking, you will be invited to process creatively using a variety of materials (paint, pencils, clay, etc.) during the therapeutic process.
Art Psychotherapy is facilitated by an individual who is registered or board certified through the American Art Therapy Association, and also possesses a license to practice in the state in which they reside.
Similar to talk therapy, Art Psychotherapy focuses on behavioral and psychological goals as they relate to mental health, rather than art instruction. It is also is grounded in theoretical frameworks, like cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person-centered, and psychoanalytic theories.