Nature Based Art Therapy services offered in person: Alameda,California
Meredith Snow MS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) #06-074
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) #000-626
A calm and gentle approach to healing.
Free Initial Consultation by Phone
For a free phone consultation, questions or comments, please contact me. I offer remote sessions as well as in-person therapy. I look forward to hearing from you!
What Is Nature Based Art Therapy?
Nature Based Art Therapy provides a nonverbal approach for emotional expression as well as the opportunity to decrease anxiety, depression, and symptoms of trauma.
Nature Based Art Therapy
Combining the arts and nature to heal.
Some of the goals of nature based art therapy are to manage stress, increase
communication and connection, improve relationships and to
develop a better understanding of self and others.
Adults, children, and families all benefit from Art Therapy.
“Art is a line around your thoughts.” – Gustav Klimt
Nature Based Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, the study of nature, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Nature Based Art Therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Eco-Art Therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.
Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.
Through integrative methods, nature based art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication, which can circumvent the limitations of language. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience, and empowers individual, communal, and societal transformation