We are the Maryland chapter of the American Art Therapy Association. With a membership of 80+ students and licensed art therapists, we strive to provide the residents of Maryland with quality information and services.
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 Therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art Therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.
Please click here to see the American Art Therapy Association's official statement on "Coloring Books" being labeled as "Art Therapy"