The self-portrait is a simple art therapy idea that can reveal a lot about a person. The basic idea with this type of art therapy is that the person communicates, through art, how he or she sees him or herself.
This can be as wide open or limited as you choose. Whether you want to set limitations around this idea is totally up to you. One idea for limiting this type of art is by providing a boundary around how the person relates themselves to the rest of the world. What would you like to be remembered for? How do you think others see you? What are your best qualities? Specific questions are good ways of narrowing the focus of a self-portrait.You can create a variety of self-portraits that paint an overall picture.