The New England Art Therapy Association

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A space for New England Art Therapists to share creativity, collaborate, and connect.


The New England Art Therapy Association (NEATA) is a non-profit professional association that serves the art therapy community in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. It is for art therapists, students, and individuals who support the therapeutic use of art and the advancement of the art therapy field.

The New England Art Therapy Association (NEATA) is an affiliate chapter of The American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about art therapy in New England.

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The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) defines art therapy as “an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.”

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Interested in becoming a NEATA member? Click the button below to register with The American Art Therapy Association (AATA)

Upon registering with AATA, you will be prompted to register with a chapter. Here you can select The New England Art Therapy Association (NEATA).

Professional: $25
Student (w/ID): $15
Associate: $25

Becoming a member provides you with the important research, tools, access to our Member Area, and connections you need to succeed in the field, including the prestigious Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.


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