When I was little, and people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always say, “An artist, a teacher and a mom.” As I’ve gotten older, my goals for myself have changed somewhat, but the sentiment behind that original response has remained. I’ve always been creative and nurturing. And, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve determined that those are attributes I want in a career. So, what do I want to be when I grow up? An art therapist.
My experiences, so far, have provided insight into what a future in this field means for me. I have been able to observe practicing therapists and have gained first-hand experience. I have also realized that this career path offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment—something I have always wanted for my professional future.