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 am a Registered Art Therapist trained in Boulder, Colorado from Naropa University back in 2000. Art in session could look like you using the art process to give you more insights about your process. Or it could look like you doing art in between sessions to lock in the work we are doing together. It also could just be putting on the creative lens to see your life slightly differently. We need to get creative sometimes to help big grief move.

— Beth Erlander, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

Art Therapy offers a unique avenue to explore and address issues that are sometimes too difficult to verbally articulate. In sessions, we will use art making as a way to explore and view challenges or issues that are impacting you. You don't need to be "artistic" or even have experience with art, to gain healing benefits of art therapy. I will guide you by providing a specific theme or a particular material, that will help us work towards your goals.

— Catherine Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Beaverton, OR
 

You can read my blog on art therapy here! https://www.embodyandmindcollective.com/blog-posts/what-is-art-therapy-its-not-just-for-creatives-by-shaye-mueller

— Shaye Mueller, Art Therapist in katy, TX

We specialize in clay art therapy but can incorporate other art therapies as well. Within the realm of art therapy, clay has been seen to awaken creativity, foster socialization, reduce negative mood and anxiety, and aid in healing from trauma. We partner with Chris, our life coach/therapy assistant who is also a professional ceramics artist. We incorporate the pottery wheel and hand-building exercises. No judgment here, just a space for you to be you.

— Colorado Experiential Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
 

I was trained as an art therapist at Loyola Marymount University, one of the first and most leading schools for art therapy in the US. I participate in research to build the field of art therapy, and I deeply believe in the healing power of art. Both at LMU and as an art historian, I studied the mechanisms by which humans make meaning with visual works, and I discovered that the connection between our lived experiences and the art we enjoy is an integral part of human evolution and health.

— Hannah Schaler, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Art is a medium that allows us to express ourselves and more abstract thoughts without the need of words. It's something that I like to integrate into my in-person sessions whenever possible to allow clients the freedom to explore complex thoughts and emotions non-judgementally.

— Peter Lachman, Social Worker in Chicago, IL
 

I have a masters degree in Art Therapy and Marriage Family Therapy. I am currently a board certified art therapist with the American Art Therapy Credentialing Board. I taught for over a decade at Notre Dame De Namur university in Art Therapy . I am currently the president of the South Texas Art Therapy Association.

— Deann Acton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

As a Clinical Art Therapist (ATR-P), I hold a master's degree in art therapy from St. Mary of the Woods College. I have extensive experience utilizing art therapy for assessment and treatment with children, youth, and adults. Art therapy allows clients to express themselves creatively, facilitating deeper understanding and healing.

— Jonelle Edwards, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Midvale, UT
 

Art holds no judgements. It can give new perspective to discuss difficult or troubling issues.

— Sharon Aguilar, Art Therapist in Dallas, TX

You can read my blog on art therapy here! https://www.embodyandmindcollective.com/blog-posts/what-is-art-therapy-its-not-just-for-creatives-by-shaye-mueller

— Shaye Mueller, Art Therapist in katy, TX
 

I have specialized training in Expressive Arts Therapy. I studied EAT within my master's program and went on to access specialized supervision. Expressive Arts Therapy is utilizing art-making as part of the therapy process. It's process-oriented, which means it doesn't require "skill" or "talent," the creative experience itself is the therapy.

— Lisa Daughters, Counselor in Albuquerque, NM

Art therapy allows you to access parts of yourself in a creative way, unlocking insights through visual expression. Using modalities like drawing, painting, collaging, sculpture, and sand tray, you can give form to complex emotions, unconscious material, past experiences, relationships, dreams, spiritual aspects of self - bringing them to light through the art process. As your therapist, I help you interpret the themes, symbols and metaphors that emerge, deepening self-understanding.

— Bee Cook, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
 

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 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 New York, 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

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 Registered Art Therapist with a Masters degree in art therapy from George Washington University. I have extensive experience as a trauma-focused art therapist and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, many of whom identify as trauma survivors. I believe that art is innately human and provides a safe space for individuals to initiate growth and change.

— Adrienne Iannazzo, Art Therapist in Arlington, VA