Art Therapy

Art Therapy For Military Veterans

Simple Steps art therapy programs and classes are designed for military veterans and their families. Through inclusive programming for clients with intellectual, neurological, and/or psychological impairments and challenges, Veterans and their families have access to a holistic, alternative approach to healing. Through Art, Veterans can learn a new method of self expression for enjoyment, stress relief, anger management, and more!

What is art therapy?

Art Therapy is a creative media used as a therapeutic modality. Art therapy may focus on the creative art-making process itself or on the analysis of expression gained through client and therapist interaction. Art therapy is an effective treatment for persons experiencing developmental, intellectual, social or psychological impairment. A key goal in art therapy is to improve or restore the client’s functioning and his/her sense of personal well being.

Our staff members who provide Art Therapy are trained in both art and therapy. Many of our staff are ATR-BC or in the process of becoming board certified. To earn the ATR-BC, you must pass the national examination, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of the theories and clinical skills used in art therapy. To learn more about ATR-BC certification, please visit their web site at www.atcb.org.

Therapeutic Art

In some instances, if a ATR-BC is unavailable, then we work with therapists from other disciplines, such as Recreation Therapy, Art or Recreation therapy interns, and or other persons trained in the use of art as a therapeutic modality. These individuals incorporate art into sessions in order to encourage emotional expression and self-discovery. Many disciplines incorporate art into the therapeutic process in order to achieve goals and progress through treatment.

Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive arts therapy is a multi-method approach to therapy similar in some aspects to drama therapy and music therapy. Expressive arts therapy may incorporate writing, drama, dance, movement, painting, and/or music. People utilizing expressive arts therapy are encouraged by a qualified therapist to explore their responses, reactions, and insights through pictures, sounds, explorations, and encounters with art processes. A person is not required to have artistic ability to use or benefit from expressive arts therapy.

 

Art Therapy

Goals of Art Therapy

  • Improve Personal Well-being
  • Enhance Emotional Expression
  • Develop Self-expression techniques
  • Improve Communication Skills
  • Reduces Stress
  • Encourages Self-discovery
  • Increase Relaxation
  • Enhance Impulse Control

Simple Steps Veteran & Community Outreach Offers:

Quality

We design our programs to meet the needs of our clients, working directly with families, agencies, and communities to create custom tailored programming.  We create each Veteran services through extensive research, attention to detail, and insight. We pay attention to the needs of our Veterans to develop a goal oriented program that will render accomplishment.

Local, Close to Home

Regardless of whether you’re in a bustling metropolis or small, quiet neighborhood, we perform outreach in cooperation with local resources. Our specialists are interviewed, trained and matched specifically for each Veteran. We want you to feel at home while maintaining peace of mind during our program.

Availability

Simple Steps provides broad outreach to all counties throughout The Great State of Texas. Thanks to continued success, we’ve now expanded our outreach to New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida. We’re always on hand to answer any questions, so never hesitate to get in touch with us!

Active Community Relationships

Our staff works directly with only reputable, established agencies and local resources in order to provide Veterans and their families with services that help ease community reintegration.

Veteran Friendly

Our goal is to help Veterans in need. We offer inclusive programming for Veterans with neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, and/or physical disabilities. Our team comprises of many who are Veterans or related to a warrior in a special way.

Programs & Classes

With an array of recreational, therapeutic, and life skills programs, our team helps meet the needs of Veterans in their home and community. Contact us today to learn more!

You are not alone. We are here for you with and Open arms.

Give us a call today and speak to our team at Simple Steps.

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Physical Location

Headquarters:
Simple Steps, LLC
​1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 340
Round Rock, TX 78681
512-761-4848

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 5:00 pm CT

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