Art Therapists


Salary Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+6.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's Degree


What Art Therapists Do

Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.

Other Job Titles Art Therapists May Have

Art Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Art Therapist/Licensed Professional Counselor (Art Therapist/LPC), Bereavement Program Coordinator, Children's Program Coordinator, Counselor/Art Therapist, Day Treatment Clinician/Art Therapist, Group Therapist, Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Relaxation Specialist ,

Arizona Energy Wellness LLC

A typical day may start off with an individual session at my office and end with teaching a class at a local community center.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Analyze data to determine the effectiveness of treatments or therapy approaches.
  • Analyze or synthesize client data to draw conclusions or make recommendations for art therapy.
  • Assess client needs or disorders, using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes.
  • Communicate client assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms.
  • Conduct art therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.

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