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When words cannot convey one’s inner experience, creating visual art can be a powerful form of expression.  It can reveal secrets forbidden to be told and generate greater awareness of the self.   The style and manner used in the creative process reveals how an individual experiences the world.  The use of color and symbols opens doors to the unconscious and Art Materialsbreaks through impasses common in traditional talk therapy.  Through experiential exercises and drawing media, a patient can develop problem solving skills, self-control, and expressiveness as well as build resources for tolerating negative emotions.