ART THERAPY HEALS

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Our mission

The Montana Art Therapy Association is an organization of professionals dedicated to the belief that making art promotes healing and well being. Its mission is to serve its members and the general public by providing standards of professional competence, by training and education while developing and promoting knowledge in, and of, the field of art therapy in Montana.

Why Choose Art Therapy?

Art therapy is an integrative mental health profession that combines knowledge and understanding of human development and psychological theories and techniques with visual arts and the creative process to provide a unique approach for helping clients improve psychological health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions. Art therapists use art media, and often the verbal processing of produced imagery, to help people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight (AATA, 2016). – Defined by the American Art Therapy Association

Art therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, older adults groups, and families to assess and treat the following:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and other mental and emotional problems and disorders
  • Substance abuse and other addictions
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Abuse and domestic violence
  • Social and emotional difficulties related to disability and illness
  • Trauma and loss
  • Physical, cognitive and neurological problems
  • Psychosocial difficulties related to medical illness.
Art therapy helps people resolve conflicts, improve interpersonal skills, manage problematic behaviors, reduce negative stress, and achieve personal insight.

Our members

Sabrina Husain Bajakian LCPC, ATR

Bozman, MT

artandsoulcounseling.com

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Melody Rice MA, LCPC, ATR-BC

Butte, MT

arttherapyinmt@q.com

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Kim Brown Campbell, EdD, LCPC, ATR

Missoula, MT

kimbrowncampbell.com

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Lisa Pohlman MS, AT, LCPC

Whitefish, MT

wfArtTherapyStudio@gmail.com

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Kate Brockman LCPC, ATR

Butte, MT

kate.brockman@gmail.com

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Allyson Norwood Bush ATR, LCPC

Kalispell, MT

flatheadvalleyarttherapy.com

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Rachel Larsen Long ATR

Billings, MT

rachel.larsen.long@gmail.com

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Sally Hand LCPC, ATR-BC

Bozman, MT

Heartandhandcenter.com

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Amber Burns MS, AT, LCPC

Helena, MT

amberrburns@gmail.com