Art Therapy Buffalo is an organization of state licensed creative arts therapists who have completed a Master's level education in art therapy or a related field. Our shared mission is to advocate for the safe and responsible delivery of creative arts therapy services by qualified professionals with advanced training in:
- Understanding the therapeutic value of art making for enhancing and promoting psychological, emotional, and physical well-being
- Knowledge of the sensory and psychological effects of creative expression with various media
- The competent use of art therapy assessments, directives and interventions for a variety of ages and treatment populations
- The effective integration of art therapy into a variety of theoretical counseling approaches and techniques in the treatment of those served
Art Therapy Buffalo is dedicated to the education of Western New York and the Buffalo Niagara region about the benefits of creative arts therapy and how professional services may be obtained. We are also an advocacy and support alliance for local professionals trained or seeking professional training in creative arts therapy.