“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” --Pablo Picasso
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” --Aristotle
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” --Plato
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” --Napoleon Bonaparte
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” --Vincent Van Gogh
“The time to just pause and create and refortify is such a vital part of what I've known about being a therapist and now it is even more confirmed. The therapist community is fortunate to have someone as talented as you are in bringing this unique self-care possibility to our range of possibilities.” C., supervisee
“Thank you, Megan. I really enjoyed Sunday’s workshop – the time flew by and I learned a lot. You are obviously a natural at giving trainings, so I hope you will continue. I’m even more excited now to find that “right” mandala to put in my office, and then we’ll see what happens.” J., workshop participant
"Thank you again for a lovely and informative workshop. I am learning more all the time and appreciate you sharing your knowledge and expertise. I am barely scratching the surface of what it means to allow clients to express themselves and regulate themselves through art." Didi Rowland, LCSW, workshop participant
"I really enjoyed last Sunday's workshop! Really got me thinking about the different types of clients I have and what types of media they might best respond to." L., workshop participant
"Thank you so much, Megan, for the wonderful workshop! I came away with a great deal of practical information, as well as a greater appreciation for using art in therapy (as well as art therapy!)." S., workshop participant
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Art therapy is a regulated mental health profession; standards of competent art therapy practice in the U.S. require a graduate education in art therapy as well as supervised post-graduate training in art therapy. The information presented on this site is not intended to serve as a substitute for these requirements, but it may enhance the reader's understanding of the use of art in assessment and treatment.