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 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.
In the Integration Art approach, the art therapist becomes the apprentice... allowing the client to teach and communicate both verbally and non-verbally with the art therapist. This also allows clients to deconstruct their own artwork step-by-step, exploring themselves as well as the process of the artwork they are making. It allows clients to have a glimpse of themselves as the holders of knowledge in new ways and allows the art therapist to receive the knowledge, becoming a companion in the process.