Connect with a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in Buffalo or Western New York
We are a professional network of art therapists working to educate the public as well as advocate for and increase access to art therapy services in the Buffalo Niagara areas of Western NY. Our site is an educational one, that features profiles of many state-licensed and/or nationally registered therapists working in a variety of public, private, and community-based settings in the local area.
Learn more about Art Therapy Buffalo:
What is Art Therapy?
Often, our emotions and personal experiences can be too complex or difficult to put into words. Utilizing visual arts and creativity in psychotherapy provides opportunities for self-expression, growth, and healing that can be lacking in many traditional “talk therapy” approaches.
You do not have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy; it is an individualized process that involves the exploration of many forms of creative expression within a therapeutic partnership.
Art therapy can help you discover new ways to express yourself, develop a positive outlet for growth, and support a path to recovery from past trauma.
What can Art Therapy do for Me?
For some of us, words simply are not enough to process the complex emotions and experiences of our lives. Creative approaches to psychotherapy are as unique as the individual seeking services; the way this looks will be tailored to best suit the needs, preferences, and goals of each client. Contact one of the licensed or credentialed art therapists in our professional network to learn more about how this approach to mental health treatment might benefit you or someone you know!
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Art Therapy Buffalo Community
Our community of professional art therapists have been meeting for peer support, networking, and professional development for the past decade! While the pandemic has changed the frequency and format of our meet-ups, we are proud to continue hosting these ongoing opportunities to share ideas and engage in art making for self-care with one another.
If you are an art therapist in the Buffalo area and are interested in joining our community, please contact us to learn more! If you are a student, recent graduate, or professional working in mental health, education, or other related human service discipline, feel free to get in touch with someone from our professional network to learn more or collaborate with us! We have opened up our meetings in the past and try to do so regularly to accommodate community members who may be interested in learning more about art therapy or pursuing this career; while you may contact anyone in our network individually, attending a meetup is a great way to get a variety of perspectives and tap into a network of support and many sources of expertise!