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

You can read my blog on art therapy here!

— Shaye Mueller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

When appropriate I utilize art therapy techniques to augment talk therapy.

— Lira Ravenel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Who knew hearing or saying simply “I Got U” carried so much positive affirmation!? Such a statement has helped me overcome many personal and professional obstacles during my lifetime. I even currently say those words to myself as a form of positive self-talk from time to time. With more than 15 years of working in Behavioral Health, I created “I Got U” as a safe space to remind whomever that: I see them, I hear them, and what they say does matter.

— VINCENTE MOZELL, Psychotherapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Graduated (2021) from master's program in Counseling and Art Therapy.

— Jessica McDonough, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cleveland Heights, OH

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

ART is also unique in that it combines the enormous power of eye movements to allow voluntary changes in the client’s mind with well-established therapies like Gestalt, Psychodynamic Therapy and Guided Imagery. Within the ART protocol, the eye movements, along with other ART enhancements, make these therapies work much faster and more effectively.

— Alexis Miller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wichita, KS

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 upheld 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

Sarah has a background in art therapy and integrates it as appropriate. Sometimes words just don’t communicate what is felt and images can. Art therapy can provide healing and safe exploration for growth.

— Sarah Weber, Mental Health Counselor in Spokane, WA

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

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

Freedom of expression is what Art Therapy is all about. Creating a piece of artwork allows for a tactile creation to emerge and evolve. Art Therapy allows one to express their innermost thoughts and feelings through creating representational artworks. Creating art allows the artist to better conceptualize and problem solve life's daily struggles in a safe and secure environment. Art Therapy provides participants with an alternative to traditional verbal therapy. No art experience is needed!

— Brittany Quinn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Berlin, CT

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

I have a masters degree in art therapy, and am currently a board certified art therapist. I find art to be a great method for processing emotion, instilling coping strategies, strengthening identity, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in self expression. I have utilized art therapy with many of my clients, and recognize the fulfilling and healing nature of art making in their experience.

— Lindsey Szeszol, Art Therapist in Chicago, IL

I am a registered art therapist (ATR) with the American Association of Art Therapy (AATA) and have special training in a Masters' degree format from an accredited program.

— Emily Taylor, Art Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

My whole life has revolved around art and the potential for creativity to heal. I have an MA in Art Therapy.

— Mariah Dancing, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, 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

Did you know that your very own eyes and hands are connected to the full wisdom of your body and can help you find balance between your inner world and the world outside? I have a master’s degree in art therapy and board certification status through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Find out how art therapy can help you create a better outcome for yourself at! I work with helping professionals in Arizona, Indiana, and Texas, and I would be honored to work with you too.

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

I incorporate art therapy at times in my practice with a combination of narrative therapy in order to help the client express their story.

— Eva Light, Clinical Social Worker in Ardmore, PA