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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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 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 have been practicing Art Therapy for over 14 years. In that time I’ve specialized with adults who have experienced trauma, anxiety, and depression in a variety of settings. Using art therapy to explore and identify feelings and thought patterns that help them find relief is an invaluable therapeutic tool.

— Marie Ragona, Creative Art Therapist in Astoria, NY

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
 

When we become stuck, often the tools and methods we usually use to overcome problems no longer work. Tapping into our creative source is one of the most effective known methods to discover and implement new ways to be. This is not something you need expertise to do. As an art therapist, I am trained as both therapist and creative witness and guide. I will use art in your treatment to help draw out the inherent energy and wisdom within you, so you may explore, integrate, and heal.

— Jackie Kosak, Art Therapist in Seattle, WA

As a board certified art therapist, I’m extensively trained in how to effectively use the creative process to enhance the healing process, access emotions that are difficult to express in words, and assist client with using creative expression to cope with stress. My practice is packed with art materials and is set up to encourage play and self-expression.

— Jody Pittner, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , OH
 

Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am Accelerated Resolution Therapy basic certified which works to reprogram the way distressing memories are stored in the brain.

— Ashley Wise, Clinical Social Worker in Sarasota, FL

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 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

Art therapy helps a client on many different levels: relieves stress, anxiety and depression. Offers opportunity for self exploration, understanding and explanation for behaviors.

— Maureen Del Giacco, Creative Art Therapist in Colonie, NY
 

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

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 am a Registered Art Therapist. I use artwork with my clients to help them to externalize what they are going through so that we can use creativity to elicit change. By using art a client uses the right side of the brain and unconscious to find alternative solutions to issues. When you just talk about what you are struggling with it is easier to stay stuck in the problem. It is a fun and insightful way to learn how to find solutions and create containment for the client.

— Celine Redfield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

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
 

This is the foundation of my education and experience. I have a Masters Degree from NYU in Art Therapy, and seven years of internship training, post-graduate training and professional experience working as an Art Therapist.

— Callie Wile, Art Therapist in Pleasanton, CA

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
 

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 www.meganvanmeter.com! I work with helping professionals in Arizona, Indiana, and Texas, and I would be honored to work with you too.

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

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

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

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to express how we feel. Sometimes there are no words to describe what happened. Art therapy supports clients in using art to express their thoughts and feelings. We incorporate a myriad of media such as paint, oil pastels, fiber, collage, and 3-D art interventions to support folks in expressing their thoughts and feelings, creative problem-solving, distress tolerance, mindfulness, anxiety-reduction, and cultivating healthy coping strategies.

— Emily Skelton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Newhall, CA