Art therapy uses the creative process, imagery and the metaphor rather than using only words to explore, understand and heal.
The language of the unconscious mind is imagery. By tapping into the power of the metaphor, you are utilizing the language of the unconscious mind.
Using art, both you and your therapist can have expanded access to what is happening for you. The art work and the art process provide clues about the underlying factors that may be resulting in depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, confusion or feeling stuck.
This kind of access to what is happening for you can result breakthroughs in your awareness of what is causing a problem.
This form of therapy can be used with adults, couples, adolescents or children. Artistic talent is certainly not required. In fact, if you are not trained as an artist, that could be helpful.