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Cultivating Creative Expression and Emotional Wellness in Children

Art Therapy for Children

Body Positive Works

Nurturing Creativity and Emotional Well-being in Children

At Body Positive Works, we believe in the gentle power of creativity to heal and express emotions. Our Art Therapy program for children is designed to open doors to self-expression, emotional growth, and healing in a supportive and understanding environment. It’s a place where your child can explore their feelings, overcome emotional challenges, and develop a stronger sense of self through the creative process.

Art Therapy offers a unique approach to mental health care for children, integrating art-making, the creative process, and the artworks themselves within a therapeutic relationship. Our goal is to help children navigate their emotions, resolve conflicts, enhance self-awareness and self-esteem, and discover the joy of creativity. This form of therapy is particularly effective for children who might find it difficult to express themselves verbally. Through art, they can communicate feelings, experiences, and thoughts in a way that is both meaningful and healing.

Call 201-708-8448 and we will set up your Art Therapy for Children session. You can also request a callback or email us.

Through the transformative journey of creative expression in Art Therapy for children, we unlock the power to uplift spirits, nurture emotional resilience, and foster a profound sense of tranquility and well-being in their young hearts and minds.

A Creative Path to Emotional Resilience

Our sessions are tailored to the needs of each child, providing a safe space for them to express themselves freely, without judgment or pressure. Art Therapy is not about the outcome or the artistic quality of the work produced but about the process of creation and the insights gained along the way. Every child is welcome, regardless of their artistic ability. Here, it’s the act of creation that matters, allowing for emotional exploration and expression in a new and empowering way.

Children are encouraged to use a wide range of art materials, from traditional drawing tools to clay, paint, fabric, and more, to express themselves. This hands-on, engaging approach not only fosters emotional healing but also enhances cognitive development, fine motor skills, and problem-solving abilities.

Empowering Children Through Art

Led by Lindsay Lederman, our dedicated Art Therapist, the program is built on a foundation of strength-based and humanistic approaches. Lindsay brings a wealth of experience in helping children, teens, and adults to find their voice through art. With a background in initiating Art Therapy programs in hospitals and educational settings, Lindsay is adept at creating personalized, nurturing environments for all her clients. Her approach is tailored to meet the diverse needs of children dealing with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.

Art Therapy for children at Body Positive Works is more than just a therapeutic service; it’s a journey towards self-discovery, emotional healing, and creative expression. Our sessions aim to:

  • Improve mood and cultivate a sense of well-being.
  • Offer an alternative means of expression for children who struggle with verbal communication.
  • Support the development of a positive self-image and body awareness.
  • Aid in processing and expressing complex emotions.
Art Therapy New Jersey

Lindsay

Art Therapist, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT (NY), LPAT (NJ)

Meet Lindsay Lederman, our passionate Art Therapist dedicated to bringing the healing power of art to children. Lindsay has devoted her career to sharing the transformative benefits of art therapy with young minds, adolescents, and adults, employing a strength-based and humanistic approach.

Educated at Brandeis University for her undergraduate degree and the School of Visual Arts Art Therapy Program for her Masters, Lindsay’s solid academic foundation sets the stage for her impactful journey.

In 2007, Lindsay pioneered Art Therapy at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital, where she became their inaugural Art Therapist in the child and family outpatient clinic. Her instrumental role in initiating the Art Therapy program paved the way for her subsequent work at the hospital’s adolescent day program, CARES, and later at Nemours Hospital for Children.

Lindsay’s expertise has gained recognition, with features in Thrive Global and engaging talks on Art Therapy at prominent NYC hospitals. Her involvement in a documentary highlighting art’s role in the grieving process showcases her commitment to the field. Lindsay’s insights also grace publications like the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal and the Journal of Palliative Care.

As a licensed and board-certified Art Therapist, Lindsay seamlessly integrates a variety of therapeutic techniques, including art and talk therapy interventions. Her focus remains on creating a personalized and welcoming environment for each child, always mindful of their unique needs. Lindsay passionately believes in the transformative magic of art and creativity as tools for overcoming challenges, managing stress, and reigniting hope and purpose.

With Lindsay, Art Therapy becomes a journey of using the creative process, symbolism, and metaphor to meet the unique therapeutic goals and needs of each child. No artistic skills are required, as Lindsay is experienced in addressing concerns ranging from anxiety disorders and depression to loss, bereavement, addictions, life transitions, and environmental stressors. Sessions, offered both in-person and virtually, seamlessly blend art creation with meaningful conversations. Lindsay provides a diverse array of art materials, ensuring limitless possibilities for creative expression.

Join Lindsay on a creative expedition where the magic of art becomes a catalyst for emotional well-being and self-discovery. Your child’s journey to healing and expression is Lindsay’s priority, and she welcomes them with open arms and a palette of possibilities.

Join Us on a Creative Journey of Healing and Discovery

At Body Positive Works, we’re dedicated to supporting the mental and emotional well-being of children through the transformative power of Art Therapy. Our program offers a compassionate and creative pathway for children to explore their emotions, develop resilience, and embrace their unique selves.

If you’re interested in exploring how Art Therapy can benefit your child, please reach out to us. Together, we can provide the support and guidance needed for your child to thrive emotionally and creatively.

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Helping children to rediscover their artistic self in a manner that enriches their connection to a joyful and fulfilling life.