Unleashing Creativity: How Art Therapy Can Benefit Adults with ADHD

Aubrey Baptista
2 min readAug 4, 2023

Living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as an adult can often feel like navigating through a constant whirlwind of thoughts, emotions, and responsibilities. The challenges of maintaining focus, managing time, and regulating emotions can create a sense of chaos and overwhelm in daily life. However, amidst this chaos, there is a powerful set of tools that hold the potential to bring about a sense of calmness and stability: art therapy.

Art therapy offers a unique and expressive approach to support adults with ADHD in their journey from chaos to calm.

By harnessing the power of creative expression, art therapy taps into the inherent strengths and abilities of individuals with ADHD, providing a means to navigate our inner world and external challenges.

This article is part of a series of articles that surround art therapy, mental health and adults with ADHD. We will delve into the transformative strategies of art therapy specifically designed for adults with ADHD, exploring how it can provide a pathway to tranquility and improved well-being.

We can investigate the nuances of ADHD in adults, the underlying principles of art therapy, and the specific art therapy techniques that can be beneficial to individuals with ADHD. Adults with ADHD can discover new avenues for self-expression, enhanced concentration, and emotional regulation by comprehending and implementing these strategies. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with ADHD or have been managing it for years, art therapy has the potential to be a valuable addition to your toolkit for achieving inner calm.

Art therapy is a powerful and dynamic approach that holds immense potential for adults with ADHD. Rooted in the belief that creative expression can facilitate healing and personal growth, art therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

At its core, art therapy aims to enhance self-awareness, foster emotional well-being, and promote personal growth through artistic engagement. Through various art modalities such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and collage-making, individuals with ADHD can tap into their innate creativity and find unique ways to express themselves.










Aubrey Baptista

Aubrey Baptista, LCMHC, ATR, QS, founder of Kindred Art Therapy PLLC. On a mission to revolutionize mental healthcare by providing innovative counseling methods