Creative art therapy is a nationally accredited mental health profession in which clients and therapists use art and the creative process to explore feelings. Art therapy offers a unique way to explore thoughts and emotions in a gentle and less direct way. Art therapy sessions are not always about art in the traditional sense, and making art in a therapy session is completely optional and no experience with visual art is necessary. Clients will have the option to create art and work with a range of materials, but often the focus is more on the creative process and how it is approached individually. For more information on the field of art therapy and credentials please visit the American Art Therapy Association web site www.arttherapy.org or the Art Therapy Credentials Board www.atcb.org.