Erica Schwartz, LCAT
Erica Schwartz in 3 words: Insightful, supportive, and creative.
“Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook
Erica Schwartz is a Board Certified and Licensed Clinical Art Therapist. Her career as an art therapist has spanned well over 34 years.
She has provided clinical art therapy services to children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient, residential, inpatient, and partial hospitalization. She has conducted numerous art therapy experientials and presentations. She believes the purpose of art therapy is to produce introspection and an awareness of emotions, thoughts, and feelings and is a therapeutic process to assist people in progressing towards treatment goals by utilizing a variety of artistic medias.
Expressive arts therapy combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing. Expressive Arts Therapy is a multi-arts or intermodal approach to psychotherapy and counseling. It is believed that we all have an inborn desire to create – be it Music, theater, poetry or other artistic forms – as a therapeutic tool to help initiate change.
The purpose is to nurture deep personal growth and transformation. Art Therapy encourages individuals to use multiple senses to explore their inner and outer worlds through the experience and creation of different art forms.
Here's who would benefit and enjoy art therapy:
Adults, Adolescents and Children who
- struggle with emotional expression, relationships, communication, and self-awareness.
- You don’t need to be an artist. but you are looking for a creative way to explore relationships and patterns of behaviors that you wish to change.
Come join me as we explore and play with art therapy activities that will encourage wellness and good self-care.
At Hopewell Health Solutions, Erica’s practice includes children, adolescents, and adults..
Erica’s other professional interests include group work and training.
- Individual and family art therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
- Groups for children, adolescents, and parents.