MN State Art Therapy License

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Minnesota Art Therapy Association
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The State Art Therapy Licensure process is no joke that's for sure! We're so close, let's get it!


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$2,000 goal

We are diligently working on getting a State Art Therapy License in MN & would love to have your support!!! 

Art therapists in Minnesota are seeking an independent state clinical license for Art Therapists. This legislation, which would recognize art therapy as a unique independent profession and help to address the shortage of mental healthcare in Minnesota, is drafted and MNATA is in the process of securing bill sponsors in the Minnesota House and Senate!

Shout out to Representative Esther Agbaje - 59B from North Minneapolis for her willingness to meet with us! We are grateful for her interest & helpfulness to get things to the next steps! We have 2 more Representative meetings on the calendar in the next week! Additionally, we have the support of Senator Amy Klobuchar, as well as, Governor Tim Walz, who signed a proclamation just last week declaring it Art Therapy Week November 9-13, 2022 in Minnesota!

Special thanks to those that did this licensure work before us! What you created has made this last push easier, it’s not lost on us how much of the foundation was laid! So thank you Heather Matson, Nikki Witt, Juliana Thrall, & Kristin Kane! If we’re forgetting someone, please let us know!

Briana Colton, MA, LPCC, ATR is now leading us in our licensing efforts and is doing an amazing job - she's truly going above and beyond! …and things are moving quickly - join us! 

We appreciate any monetary support you can provide to help us continue advocating for the Art Therapy Profession! Please email us at with any questions, to get involved, or honestly, if you just want to connect - we would love to meet you!

2022-2024 MNATA Board 

Amzie, Lydia, Natasha, Rachelle, Jocelyn, Josh, Briana & Nikki

Here is a link to the recording of Senator Amy Klobuchar voicing her support for the Art Therapy Profession:

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