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Art as Therapy

Ruth Blaikie, MA, LMFT, AT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Ruth Blaikie

Providing safe, compassionate and healing therapeutic services to the Edmonds & Seattle communities for over 17 years.

Art as Therapy

*Art making, play and creative expression are natural forms of human communication and language.

*Art Therapy invites people to use this creative language as a way to heal from emotional burdens.

*Art Therapy helps people experience a higher quality of life.

Is Someone You Know Burdened With...?

Stress, trauma, adjustment issues, loss, chaos, instability, relationship conflicts, safety issues, violence history, abuse history, attachment issues...other deep-seated issues...?

Do They Display...?

Social, emotional or behavioral problems that are of concern, such as; sadness, grief, anxiety, anger, aggression, regressed behavior, withdrawal, "spacing out", dissociation, depression, self-harm, sleep issues, eating issues, deviant behavior, acting-out, identity confusion, low self-esteem, boundary & impulse issues, home/school/work/social difficulties...other concerns...?

Improve Functioning and Quality of Life

*Through the therapeutic art/play process, people can express and identify the cause of their pain.

*They can "work through" their conflicts, problem-solve and practice new coping strategies.

*Healing and change can occur within THEIR comfort zone, and in THEIR language of imagery and creative self-expression.

*A stronger self-concept leads the way to higher functioning.

Helping Children, Teens & Adults.

Building Strong Social, Emotional and Behavioral Competencies.

Art Therapy Uses Art Materials, Sandtray & Play Therapy Supplies.

Located in Downtown Edmonds

The Heritage Building

555 Dayton St.

Suite D.

Edmonds, WA 98020

Telephone: 425-778-8775

Fax: 425-771-7266

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