The Georgia Art Therapy Association (GATA), a statewide non-profit organization, was founded in 1978. GATA is an affiliate Chapter of the national organization,
The American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
This site serves our member and those who support the practice of art therapy in Georgia. We seek to educate other professionals and the public about the benefits of art therapy.
Welcome to all of our old and new GATA members. If you have recently joined the Georgia Art Therapy Association or if you haven't been active in a while, please contact Danielle Chen to be sure we have your correct contact information. We hope to see you at our next meeting.
Welcome to all visitors. Enjoy perusing our site! Art therapy has something to offer to everyone.
News . . .
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Millions of Americans and individuals around the world are living with mental illness and serious mental health concerns. Since the COVID pandemic, art therapists and other mental health professionals have seen an increased need for mental health services and continue to support the needs of diverse communities. This month we invite you to continue educating the community about art therapy and advocating for more accessible and inclusive mental health care.
| Click to view a resource you can share with family, friends and clients to help them learn more about mental health |
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (and also known as the Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian Diasporic Heritage) is celebrated this month. We are paying tribute to the generations of individuals who identify or share the heritage of Asian and Pacific Islanders. This month is shining light on their (oftentimes hidden) positionality in America's history.
| Click to view Care Package, a collection of poems, meditations, and art compiled by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center |