b'likely never to happen. And developing skills toMichael Galarraga, art therapistmanage anxiety is really important, she ex-plained.Art can help peo-She recommends finding some ways to replaceple heal. Painting, that worry feeling with something that willdrawing, making a get [you] back into a better place. That couldmask, and creating be deep breathing, taking a walk, talking to aa book are all activ-friend, or picturing a place or time thats moreities that can help pleasant.people feel better, according to Michael By Daniel Fuller, East Norriton Bulldog BulletinGalarraga, an art and Katelynn Gibbs, Gotwals Healthy Presstherapist.Mr. Galarraga uses art to help people when something is bothering them. It could be trauma or feelings about what theyve gone through.He said that many people think of therapy as just talking, but for some patients its hard to put words to their feelings. Art allows people to create in a different way and create things in a different way, he said. Art allows us to express things with symbols.There are many different kinds of therapists. In his practice, Mr. Galarraga is a visual artist, but other forms of art can help too. Some art therapists help people express their feelings by using music, while others ILLUSTRATION BY use dance. Therapists have a common goal: Victoria Adegboyega, sixth gradeto help people overcome problems they have La Salle Academy contributor difficulty handling on their own.32'