Debunking 4 Myths about Art Therapy

What comes to your mind when you hear the term art therapy? Do you imagine an art class? Or a skilled artist finding reprieve in their masterful work? There can be many misconceptions held about what an art therapist is, who needs art therapy, and what happens in art therapy sessions. Allow us to paint a clearer picture for you by clearing up some common misconceptions about art therapy.


Myth #1 Art Therapy Is Arts and Crafts Art therapy is an intentional one-on-one therapeutic practice led by a professional art therapist. While elements of art-making are almost always used in art therapy, the end goal is the inner journey of the client rather than the physical artistic creation. Art therapy is used to treat and respond to