Our interdisciplinary clinics offer art therapy, music therapy, play therapy, yoga therapy, and play therapy.
We also co-treat with speech/language therapy, physical therapy, social work, and nursing.
About Art Therapy
Art therapy is a 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.
The History of the Art Therapy Clinic
Dr. Horovitz initiated the Art Therapy Clinic in 2000. This initiative was established with Dean Szekeres of the School of Health and Human Services. After a successful venture co-treating Speech Language Therapy clients, the Art Therapy Clinic was established as a stand-alone clinic in 2004. The Art Therapy Clinic (15' wide x 40 ' long) is presently serviced by graduate art therapy students. The Art Therapy interns are supervised by New York state licensed creative art therapists (LCAT) who are registered by the American Art Therapy Association (ATR) and nationally certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (BC) . Yoga Therapy (conducted by Dr. Horovitz) is also offered in the Art Therapy Clinic. Dr. Horovitz is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
This year, the clinic celebrates its 11th year since establishment.
Art Therapy: What We Do
The Art Therapy Clinic at Nazareth College offers a confidential setting for expression of feelings. Art therapists advance cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual repair. The therapeutic process evolves from non-verbal expression into facilitation of a fuller spectrum of human communication. Each person is assessed in order to proceed in a therapeutic manner most beneficial to the individual. Art therapists are licensed professionals trained in both Art and Psychology. They are skilled in various art media, and qualified practitioners in assessment, diagnosis, research and treatment. They provide diagnostic information and consultation to allied health professionals.
Who We Serve
Art Therapists work with all ages. We are an interdisciplinary clinic and we serve children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.
The Music Therapy Clinic
About Music Therapy
Music therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music in the context of a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of all ages.
The History of the Music Therapy Clinic
The Music Therapy Clinic was established in 2007 and moved to a portable building next to Carroll Hall in 2008. Soon, the Music Therapy Clinic will be inside the new Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute. For more information on the clinic and its clients, go to the site for the Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute.
Music Therapy: Who We Serve
The on-campus clinic serves children and adults and music therapy is provided as a stand-alone service or in co-treatment with Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Art Therapy. Further diverse clinical experience is possible because of the over 50 music therapists working in the greater Rochester area.
About Yoga Therapy
The practice of Yoga contributes to wellness and results in physiological benefits, psychological benefits, biochemical effects when based on the regular practice of traditional asana, pranayama, and meditation. Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga (Definition from the IAYT) Click here to download the PDF brochure for Yoga Therapy.
Yoga Therapy: Who We Serve
Yoga Therapy is especially helpful for individuals who have experienced cancer, stroke, athletic injuries, fatigue, menopause, pregnancy, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, anxiety, pain, and stress.
Play Therapy is defined as: "the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development" -Association for Play Therapy (2010)