Art Therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy that differs from traditional talk therapy practices. Art Therapy helps people of all ages resolve conflicts, reduce stress, foster alternate perspectives and enhance well-being and connection (Malchiodi, 2003).

Since Art Therapists are trained in the arts and, in therapy, we are capable of guiding you through the process of creative expression in a safe and supportive space. The process of art making, within a therapeutic relationship, can help you recognize profound aspects of yourself which allows room for growth, reconnection and self-acceptance.


At Davenport Creative Arts Therapy, we are all Licensed Arts Therapists. We provide all art materials for you and art making is always an option (but not mandatory) to assist in processing conflicts, emotions and life events through a holistic lens.

Please note that you do not need to consider yourself "artistic" to benefit from the life-affirming experience of participating in Art Therapy. 

What are Art therapists Qualifications?

Art Therapists are trained in psychotherapy and counseling methods in addition to the clinical applications of art making within a therapeutic space. Art Therapists holding an LCAT license are required to complete a Master’s Degree, complete 1,000 hours of clinical internship experience, pass a national board certification examination, and have at least 1500 hours of post-graduate supervised clinical experience under a qualified licensed mental health professional. Furthermore, in order to keep our license we are required to satisfy extensive continuing education requirements.