Speaking Without Words
“Art therapy is about allowing for personal expression. It allows people to communicate their thoughts and feelings using lines, shapes, colors, and textures,” Helenske said. “It’s about using the art to communicate. We can tell our stories over and over and over again, but sometimes when we step back a little bit and try something else it allows for new information to emerge.”
Queen Anne View
"Are you interested in how art therapy can help you and/or your family? Kayla Helenske, MA, LMHCA is co-owner of Circle of Art Studios where she teaches art classes and operates her art therapy and mental health counseling practice, Expressive Journeys. The studio is located on the west side of 15th Ave right off of Dravus Street at 2821 Thorndyke Ave with easy access to Queen Anne residents."
"Art therapy allows children to indulge in the creative process while not being oppressed because of a lack of intellectual prowess, emotional stability, or social skills. Art therapy is a beneficial treatment for children struggling with the loss of a loved one, divorce or separation of parents, anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, social skills, ADHD, autism, and other life transitions. Children are free to explore their inner feelings in a nonjudgmental environment accompanied by an art therapist. "