We’re in the art room today with my special guests Kelly DeSousa and Sarah Beaman, of Indigo Art Therapy Studios. We’re talking all about art therapy and how it can help children on the autism spectrum, as well as how to incorporate art into your child’s life- even if they won’t pick up a crayon.
*Painting above in the title photo was created by Janeen’s son, Ben Herskovitz.
In this episode you will discover:
- What art therapy is…and isn’t.
- The difference between art therapy and art class.
- How and why Sarah and Kelly became art therapists.
- How to incorporate art into your child’s life, regardless of their ability or talent.
- A free downloadable guide from Kelly and Sarah about how to help your child increase coping skills through art.
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*My apologies that the sound was a bit wonky in this episode…thanks for your patience!
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Meet today’s guests, Kelly DeSousa and Sarah Beaman:
Kelly DeSousa and Sarah Beaman are co-founders of Indigo Art Therapy Studio. They are both master’s level, registered art therapists and licensed professional educators with certifications in exceptional student education. Kelly is also a certified yoga instructor.
Together they have over two decades of combined experience working with individuals with special needs in a variety of settings. They share the vision of an inclusive studio where art is accessible to all.
Kelly and Sarah help individuals of all ages and abilities to create their own healing through art therapy, yoga instruction, and personalized mindfulness practices. Their holistic approach focuses on restoring and supporting emotional, physical, and mental balance.