Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of creative expressive used as therapy to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Art therapists are typically trained in both therapy and art, making them uniquely qualified to use the arts for mental health healing. Art therapy helps clients express themselves and can be useful for everything from managing addictions to improving self-esteem. Art therapy is for everyone, but can particularly benefit children facing issues such as learning disabilities or behavioral disorders. Sound interesting? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified art therapists today. No prior art experience or talent necessary!

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Art therapy is the approach in which I have the most training and experience. Art therapy is a way of delivering and processing therapy within the context of creation. I studied at the Drexel Graduate Art Therapy program, and have received my Board Certification.

— Christina Marrero, Licensed Professional Counselor in Flourtown, PA

I am a licensed and board certified art psychotherapist. My training allows me the ability to conduct talk psychotherapy, but also allows for art therapy additions as well. Even remotely, art making can be part of our session. Some people identify art making in session as soothing, and enjoy sharing their work at the end of session. Some people enjoy working after session with a specific art intervention, to help continue processing. Art making can be a great addition to our work.

— Emily Brenner, Art Therapist in Ridgewood, NY

You can read my blog on art therapy here!

— Shaye Mueller, Therapist in Chicago, IL

I use art therapy with clients if they can benefit from it and if they're willing to try it. Art therapy has nothing to do with your artistic abilities. You just have to be open to the process. It's about expressing yourself and your feelings nonverbally.

— Christina Hom, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

I have a master's degree in art therapy from New York University.

— Kathryn Moreno, Art Therapist in New York, NY

Art therapy is an integrative mental health profession that combines knowledge and understanding of human development and psychological theories and techniques with visual arts and the creative process to provide a unique approach for helping clients improve psychological health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions. Art therapists use art media, and often the verbal processing of produced imagery, to help people resolve conflicts and problems while working on therapeutic treatment.

— Amanda Shaw, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

"You’ve lost hold of who you are and don’t know your thoughts and feelings". Art therapy uses creative, artistic practices to address psychological and emotional needs. Not only does art therapy work to support self-expressive practices, but it is a great way to dig into the main goals that brought you to therapy. Art therapy is a unique tool because it can access the subconscious, the part of yourself that you can’t always see, even though you know it plays a significant role in your life.

— Open Space Therapy Collective, Licensed Professional Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

I have been practicing in the field of Art Therapy for 12 years and use it as a modality that combines psychotherapy with the healing and transformative aspects of art and the creative process. I additionally teach at Adler Graduate School in the Art Therapy department. Through my experience as an art therapist I aims to help with personal growth and development. The practice of art therapy requires extensive, specialized education, training and experience.

— Kristin Kane, Art Therapist in Edina, MN

I am a licensed Creative Arts Therapist and use Art Therapy techniques only when the client may want and is mutually agreed upon.

— Colleen Ignatowski, Therapist in Rochester, NY

I believe that when we are able to express ourselves creatively through art/music/dance and more, we are able to begin healing. Art can be a great tool when working with kids and teens as well as it gives us a way to connect and communicate with more than words can provide. I personally create and engage in creative activities in sessions with clients to normalize this as a tool. I have over 5 years experience using creative therapies in practice.

— Kim Lycan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Richland, WA

You can read my blog on art therapy here!

— Shaye Mueller, Therapist in Chicago, IL

Not only am I a practicing artist, I also explore multiple and interwoven modalities with clients, as I love to watch and participate with people who create the fabric of their lives in 3D. Within the act of creation lies the seed of what has human beings see their meaning, their spiritual underlay, the mystery of who they are. While seeing the end result is fascinating, the journey there is what holds the answer. That promise is what drives my goal to help people heal each day.

— Laurie Richardson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

I use guided imagery exercises to facilitate your deeper processing of unconscious and conscious emotions, release emotional blocks in the body through expressive art. After the art drawing experience, we will use that piece to process the emotions and what the image represents as a symbolic meaning for your archetypes, dreams, hopes, moving forward in progress.

— Linda Fong, Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

Working with art can improve one's sense of well-being and generate self-awareness. Combining art and talk therapy can help a client to process heavy emotions, minimize stress and give a voice to emotions not easily vocalized.

— Leslie Richardson, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in LOUISVILLE, KY

I generally follows a client-centered orientation, emphasizing the individual strengths & resources of each of my clients.

— Jessica Morrison, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Art Therapy is a form of therapy that presents an effort for the client to move pass surface issues and toward the main focus. Clients do not have be Artist rather he/she should just be willing too draw.

— Dr. Patricia Bell, Psychologist in orlando, FL

Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions,

— Meredith Snow, Art Therapist in Oakland, CA

I'm a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) through the nationally recognized Art Therapy Credentials Board. This is the highest credential you can earn as an art therapist and assures that I have met and uphold rigorous standards and ethics. To receive this credential, I passed the national exam, met requirements to become a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) in New York, and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of art therapy theories and clinical skills.

— Nicole Schutzbank, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, AZ

I am a board certified art therapist and have developed unique ways to integrate art experiences within psychotherapy modalities. I have been in the field for 7 years and have worked within short term and long term settings as well as assisting mild to severe stages of mental illness. My motto is Make Room for Your Crown using art to uplift your story and discover solutions for your future.

— April Fitzpatrick, Art Therapist