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Art Therapy

Art TherapyArt therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience:

  • Illness
  • Trauma
  • Challenges in living

Art therapy is also used by people who seek personal development. Through creating art and reflecting on it, you can:

  • Increase awareness of self and others
  • Cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences
  • Enhance cognitive abilities
  • Enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art
What is an Art Therapist?

Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy. We are knowledgeable about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art. We use art in treatment, assessment and research, and provide consultations to allied professionals.

Art therapists work with people of all ages including:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups and communities

We provide services, individually and as part of clinical teams, in settings that include:

  • Mental health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical and forensic institutions
  • Community outreach programs
  • Wellness centers
  • Schools
  • Nursing homes
  • Corporate structures
  • Open studios and independent practices


Updated Aug 12, 2019