New Mexico Art Therapy Schools & Programs

Below is a list of graduate and undergraduate schools in New Mexico. If you know of any schools or programs that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below or email us below. We’ll check out the school and add them to the list.

Graduate Art Therapy Schools & Programs in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM

Southwestern College
Degrees Available: Masters of Arts (MA) in Art Therapy / Counseling.
Contact: Deborah Schroder, ATR-BC, LPAT, Program Chair, Art Therapy Program (Or you can contact James Nolan, President of SWC. at 505.699.7616)
Address: P.O. Box 4788, Santa Fe, NM 87502-4788
Phone: 505-471-5756 x26 or 877-471-5756

Undergraduate Art Therapy Schools & Programs in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM

College of Santa Fe
Contact: Kathyrn Hutton, LPAT, MPS, BA, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Address: 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-473-6394 or 505-473-6590
BA in Psychology with Concentration in Art Therapy, Art minor, BA in Art with Psychology minor, Concentration in Art Therapy.


  1. lynette philpot says

    my life dream is to be an art therapist–for kids or adults. i have an AA in commercial art, BS in Advertising (UT Austin), 10 years teaching art to 8-18 yr olds, lots of private lessons to folks of all ages, summer art camps for kids, and most helpfully–years of excellent therapy to make peace with my own issues.

    any info you can share or send to me, i would be most grateful.

    thanks for all you do.

    with great appreciation,

    lynette philpot
    175 county rd.
    paige, tx 78659

  2. sara kazmi says

    Im an RN who has a great interest in getting trained to be an art therapist. What programs or school in NM are recommended and available? I work full time and may need financial assist. I have a BA in Human Dev/Family Studies. Would like to work with children and adults in teaching them how to create. My personality would fit in cith this type of job. Sara

  3. Robert Ochoa says

    I live in El Paso Tx. BFA in Painting and Art Education. Working on a MA in Art Education. I’m interested in Art Therapy and would like to start ASAP. I am not employed and need financial assist. I would like to work with all ages and all levels. What programs and schools may I get info. in NM. Please contact me. I will submit my ph.# and address when contacted email. Thank you.

  4. Lisa Nowell says

    I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with many years of experience working with children and adults. I have always wanted to pursue certification in Art Therapy, because I know the healing power of experiential, expressive work with clients. I am at a juncture in my life where I am considering moving to the Santa Fe area to pursue this goal. I know that I need information regarding tuition assistance, job possibilities, and best places to live. I look forward to hearing from you about the options available.

  5. Laura Lansrud-Lopez says

    If you are looking for an art therapy program with a focus on experiential learning and transformational approaches, check out Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico I’m a graduate and current adjunct faculty in the art therapy department. I’d be happy to answer any questions!

  6. joan dean says

    i have a b.a. in art and a degree in philosophy. i am interested in pursuing a masters in art therapy and understand new mexico is the place to be. do you have any suggestions? i have limited psychology classes. thanks

  7. Jeri Sue Heath says

    What programs with grants are available in New Mexico for Art Therapy Training. I have MA in Educ Leadership and have used art to help children in the regular classroom when I was teaching for 23 years. Now I want a fulfilling job with great pay. Thanks

  8. says

    I am the president of Southwestern College, and I would be more than happy to talk with anyone about what we do here…It is special…I have blogged a log about the College and how we do things very differently…
    Please contact me personally, if you are inclined to do so…. 505.699.7616

  9. Denise Willis says

    I have always wanted to be an art therapist, and am seeking an online school that will help me do this. I have a masters in psychology and have been an artist all my life. I live in Las Cruces NM, so don’t have access to a brick and mortar school. Can you recommend an online school for me in art therapy?

  10. says

    Your link to the New Mexico Art Therapy Association, affiliate chapter of AATA, is incorrect on this website. I’ve attempted to contact you via Facebook since you don’t have a “contact us” option on this website.

    Here is the CORRECT link to the New Mexico Chapter of AATA:

    Thank you.

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