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New York
Art Therapy Association

Promoting and Connecting Art Therapy
in New York State

The New York Art Therapy Association promotes increased awareness and understanding of Creative Arts therapy and Art Psychotherapy for New York State. As a collective we have been providing established services to New York state since the late 1960's, and today represent nearly 14% of licensed mental health practitioners in NYS. 

Art therapy is an effective solution for the current mental crisis. Through advocacy, and outreach activities, our board of directors and members volunteer to engage ongoing enthusiasm and empower progressive change.

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Who We Are

The New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan professional and educational organization dedicated to the growth and development of the art therapy profession. We pursue the advancement and advocate for the expansion of not only the field but also the access to professional art therapists. The mission of the association is to serve its members and the general public by encouraging the highest quality of art therapy services to the public, facilitating communication among members, support legislative efforts at the state and federal level, and to disseminate information to the general public and art therapists.

NYATA is an affiliate chapter of the national American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

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What We Do


Find An Art Therapist In NY

Use our Art Therapist Locator to connect with other professionals for referrals, personal interest, supervision opportunities, and more.

CE Provider Program

It is NYATA's goal to be able to provide effective and low cost continuing educational programs for art therapy professionals. We also  provide educational opportunities, within the field of art therapy for members of the general public as well.

Scholarships & Awards

NYATA awards student and professional scholarships as well as recognizes outstanding achievement in the field.

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"Often it is necessary to clarify a vague content by giving it a visible form.

This can be done by drawing, painting, or modeling.

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain."

Carl Jung

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