The Institute for Therapy through the Arts

Mission

To empower and energize individuals, families and communities to grow and heal by 

INSPIRING CHANGE

and wellness in individuals and families through
Creative Arts Therapy;

STRENGTHENING HEALTH

in community organizations by providing state of the art consultation, training and clinical programs;

CULTIVATING ACHIEVEMENT

in students' academic and social development through a collaborative team approach to treatment in schools;

FORGING LEADERSHIP

in the Creative Arts Therapy fields by advocating for each discipline and providing integrated training experiences.


History

Founded in 1975 as a division of the Music Institute of Chicago, the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) is one of the few comprehensive community-based arts therapy programs in the United States to offer four creative arts treatment modalities – Music Therapy, Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, and Dance/Movement Therapy.  ITA became an independent nonprofit on September 1, 2015 and serves approximately 1800 clients every year.

ITA offers individual and group therapy sessions at the following locations:

1702 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
600 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
40 E Old Mill Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045