What is Art Therapy?

What is Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession that utilizes art and creativity to support people with gaining insight into their lived experiences. Focusing on emotional, mental,physical, and social well being. In addition art therapy can be useful when addressing cultural and systemic trauma, specifically in marginalized communities. 

Who Can Practice Art Therapy 

Art therapists are master-level clinicians who work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, their education and supervised training prepares them for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals’ values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth. - American Art Therapy Association

More information about Art Therapy and becoming an Art Therapist can be found on the American Art Therapy Association website (www.arttherapy.org), as well as the Art Therapy Credentials Board website (www.atcb.org).