The role of the art therapist is to:

  • create and maintain a compassionate and comfortable safe space
  • provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment that welcomes surprises
  • encourage a deeper exploration of the client’s creative experiences
  • bear witness to the client’s expressive journey and life stories
  • facilitate and support the client’s healing process
  • offer a variety of arts-based activities
  • know their limits and refer the client to additional outside resources if applicable
  • uphold confidentiality
  • provide all art materials