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Employment Data for Art Therapists

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For jobs in this area, check out the Coordinated Care Services website

As well check this website at Nazareth:

The average U.S. salary for art therapists is $57,000 – (over $10,000 higher than the U.S. National Average for all salaries.) And according to the website, art therapist jobs increased 32% from June 2008 to February 2010. This is one of the nation’s highest growth rates for jobs during one of the worst recessions in history.

The following employment data has been shared with us by Nazareth Creative Arts Therapy graduates and is not reflective of all graduates. We can only publish what people share with us, so stay in touch! 


  • Primary Clinical Therapist - Warrior Salute/CDS Monarch, Webster, NY
  • Art Therapist-  Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, Boston, MA
  • Mental HealthTherapist-Eliot Mental Health Community, Adult Group Home, Woburn, MA
  • Art Therapist, Hillside Children's Center, Rochester, NY
  • Youth Mentor, Rochester City School District - Inner City Urban Program, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/Empowerment Advocate - Advocacy Service for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV), Rochester, NY 


  • Art Therapist - Noyes Mental Health Center, Dansville, NY
  • Art Therapist - The Healing Connection, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/Clinician - Hillside Children's Center, Varrick, NY 
  • Mental Health Clinician - -The Guidance Center, Inc, New Orleans, LA
  • School Psychotherapist, Western Queens Consultation Center, Sunnyside, NY
  • Family Therapist- -South Bay Mental Health, Brockton, MA
  • Art Therapist/Primary Therapist- Family Service Society, Inc., Steuben County, Bath and Hornell, NY
  • Art Therapist- Springbrook School, Oneonta, NY
  • Therapist-Community Reach Center,Westminster Office, CO
  • Therapist, South Bay Mental Health, Brockton, MA
  • Art Therapist- Hochstein School of Music, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist- Hochstein School of Music, Rochester, NY
  • Mental Health Counselor.- Southwest Counseling Center, rock Springs, WY
  • Child Life/ Art Therapist- Golisano Hospital, Syracuse, NY


  • Art Therapist - Hillside Children's Center, Varrick, NY
  • Art Therapist-Recreation Therapist - VA Outreach Center, Canandaigua NY
  • Art Therapist/Clinician  St. Joseph's Villa, Rochester, NY
  • Job Counselor, Heritage Christian Services, Rochester, NY
  • Clinician I, Hillside Children's Center, Romulus, NY
  • Counselor, partial care, Catholic Charities, Partners for Recovery. Trenton, NJ
  • Recreation Therapist/Art Therapist- Unity Health Systems, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • Recreation Therapist/Art Therapist- Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport, NY
  • Recreation Therapist/ Art Therapist- VA White river Junction, White River Junction, VT
2011 -  Art Therapist

- Noyes Mental Health Center, Dansville, NY

  • Primary Addictions Therapist /Art Therapist - Unity Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • Primary  Therapist /Art Therapist - Brylin Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Mental Health Clinical Therapist - Genesee County Mental Health Clinic , Batavia, NY
  • Mental Health Clinical Therapist (Crisis Management)- Bridges to Health Program and the Wrap Around Program, Buffalo, NY
  • Art Therapist, Hillside Children's Center, Romulus, NY
  • Recreation/Rehabilitation Coordinator, DePaul Mental Health Services, Rochester, NY
  • Primary therapist, Victoria College for the Deaf, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Direct Car Specialist at Total Care & Concern, Inc,; Charlotte, NC
  • Activities Assistant. Brookdale Senior Living, Rochester, NY
  • Addictions Therapist III, Evelyn Brandon Health Center, Rochester, NY
  • Activities Director, Harvest Health & Rehab of Johns Island, LLC, Charleston, SC
  • Executive Director for Hearts of Youth, Plessis, NY
  • Bilingual Family Based Therapist, Mongomery MH/MR Center, Reading, PA
  • Multi System Therapist with at-risk adolescents; Cayuga Centers, Rochester, NY
  • Mental Health Therapist, Child and Family Services, Chemung County, NY
  • Art Therapist, Atlantic Health Care, Morristown, NJ
  • Mental Health Therapist, Intra Care Hospital, Houston TX
  • Art Therapist, Gateway, Buffalo, NY


  • Art Therapist - KidsPeace; Orefield, PA
  • Art Therapist - Crestwood Children's Center, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Ventures, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Per Diem, Arc of Monroe, Rochester. NY
  • Art Therapist,-Unity Hospital, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/ Primary Therapist - Credo Community Center, Watertown, NY
  • Behavioral Specialist,-ARC of Livingston County, Mt. Morris, NY
  • Art Therapist-  East House, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist- LDA Life and Learning Services, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/ Counselor- Chemical Dependency Counselor at East House Corporation, Rochester, NY
  • Direct Care Specialist, Total Care  & Concern, Inc; Charlotte, NC'
  • Addiction Specialist, Evelyn Brandon Health Center, Rochester, NY
  • Crisis Management Worker, Our Lady of Charity Homes/ Baker Victory Services, Buffalo, NY


  • Primary Counselor - Family Trauma Intervention Program, the Society for the Protection and Care of Children, Rochester, NY
  • Mentor/Art Therapist - Fulshear Ranch Academy (Needville, TX)
  • Co-Facilitator/Art Therapist - Spaulding For Children, Post Adoption Support Group (Houston, TX)
  • Adjunctive/Art Therapist - Jewish Home for the Aged, Rochester, NY
  • Primary Therapist - Ventures, Rochester, NY
  • Addiction Therapist III/Art Therapist - Unity Health, Greece Chemical Dependency, Rochester, NY
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor/Art Therapist - Horizon Services, Buffalo, NY
  • Cottage Director - William George Agency for Children, Freeville, NY
  • Art Educator/Art Therapist - Baker House, Buffalo, NY; Nazareth College (Adjunct)


  • Art Therapist - Center For Youth Services in the Runaway & Homeless Division in the Emergency shelter counselor, part-time, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/Case Manager - Carter Institute, Sudan, Africa
  • Art Therapist - Artists in Residence Program, Roswell Cancer Center, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/Missionary Worker - China
  • Art Therapist - BOCES II (Board of Cooperative Education Services), part-time, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - CDS, Rochester, NY
  • Functional Family Therapist - Cayuga Home for Children, Ithaca, NY


  • Art Therapist/Case Manager - Legacy, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Jewish Home of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - St. Joseph's Villa, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Gateway Longview, Day Treatment and Residential Programs, C.A.B. (Challenging Attitudes and Behaviors), Buffalo, NY
  • Art Therapist/Primary Therapist - Rochester General Hospital, Adult Outpatient, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Lighthouse Addiction and Recovery, Blaine WA
  • Art Therapist - Sunnybrook Hospital Veteran's Unit, Toronto, Canada
  • Art Therapist - Continuing Developmental Services (CDS), Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Catholic Charities, Children's Clinic, Buffalo, NY
  • Art Therapist - Center for Psychosocial Development, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AL


  • Art Therapist/Crisis Therapist Manager - Crestwood Children's Hopsital, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - BOCES Orleans 2 Monroe County, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Westfall Associates, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Outpatient/Inpatient Facility, Baltimore, MD
  • Art Therapist - Mercy Behavioral Hospital,Outpatient/Inpatient Facility, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Art Therapist/Crisis Therapist Manager - Crestwood Children's Hospital, Rochester, NY (yes, they hired a second person!!)
  • Arts and Culture Specialist - SPCC (Society for the Protection and Care of Children), Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/Caseworker - St. Joseph's Villa, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - DePaul Addiction Services, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - part time, Tokyo, Japan
  • Art Therapist/Recreational Specialist - Friendly Home, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist - Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health in Ellensburg, WA
  • Art Therapist - DePaul Mental Health Center, Substance Abuse Program


  • Art Therapist - Brylin Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Art Therapist/Primary Therapist Case Manager - Cayuga Children's Hospital, Auburn, NY
  • Art Therapist - Hillside Children's Center, Bath, NY
  • Primary Therapist/Outpatient Therapist - Greece Mental Health Clinic
  • Art Therapist/Primary Therapist - Adult Psychiatric MR population, Lifesprire, Queens NY
  • Art Therapist/Primary Therapist - Outpatient Services, Unity Health Systems, Rochester, NY
  • Art Therapist/Activities Therapist - Reading Hospital and Medical Center in the Psychiatry Department, Harrisburg, PA
  • Art Therapist/Primary Clinician - Hillside Varick Campus, Critical Care Girls Unit
  • Art Therapist/Primary Clinician- Hillside Bath Campus
  • Family Service Worker/Art Therapist - Three Springs, Inc. Raleigh, NC
  • Art Therapist/Primary Clinician - Brylin Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Art Therapist - Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, Niagara Falls, NY
  • Art Therapist - Adult patient population, Springfield Hospital, Sykesville, MD
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