Welcome to CFATC!
- Our ART OF FRIENDSHIP CAMP is now…CAMP PEGASUS: where social skills soar! Click this link to go to the new, beautiful Camp Pegasus site.
Welcome to the Child and Family Art Therapy Center, a unique private practice in the Philadelphia area, dedicated to providing the most innovative, high quality counseling services for children. You will experience our compassion, love of children, and respect for parents in all of your interactions with us.
The Child and Family Art Therapy Center is the home of two award-winning* art therapy programs for children and families: “The Art of Friendship Social Skills Program”, and “Child-Centered Art Therapy in a Family Therapy Context”. We also offer innovative Music Therapy services in our Ardmore and Paoli offices.
“Child-Centered Art Therapy in a Family Therapy Context” describes our individual art therapy for children which is always integrated with parent coaching/therapy and family support. Children also work one on one with an art therapist using child friendly art/play materials and techniques. Through art and play, children communicate about their problems via their creativity and their imagination. In this relaxed and supportive atmosphere they learn to cope with overwhelming and painful feelings that cause a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. Parents are involved in a portion of every art therapy session to communicate about and solve problems together with their child. Separate parent coaching sessions are held to develop individualized supportive strategies to help the child make faster and longer lasting progress in therapy. Please click on the Services link to learn more about individual art therapy services at the Child and Family Art Therapy Center.
“The Art of Friendship Social Skills Program”, is a social skills training program with several locations throughout the Delaware Valley. The Art of Friendship specializes in the treatment of social challenges, ranging from mild social awkwardness and bullying to neurologically based diagnoses such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Disorder and learning disabilities. Social skills groups and individual social skills training is offered. In social skills groups, children receive instruction in social awareness and social skills, along with opportunities to practice these positive social skills with a small group of children their age. Please click on the link to learn more about the Art of Friendship Social Skills Program, our services, and our two Philadelphia-area locations.
* “2006 Innovative Application in Art Therapy Award”