The Institute for Therapy through the Arts


Empowering individuals, families and communities to grow and heal through advanced approaches in Creative Arts Therapy, setting the standard for treatment, practice and training within the field.


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:

2130 Green Bay Rd
Evanston, IL 60201
624 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
480 Elm Place, Suite 202A
Highland Park, IL 60035