Master of Arts

Creative Arts Therapy Counseling

Enhance the lives of others with the healing qualities of art making with an MA in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling. As an art therapist, you’ll be able to combine counseling strategies with creative expression to help individuals struggling with mental illness grow and thrive. This 60-credit degree program features small, intimate class sizes with a focus on experiential learning and strong faculty-student relationships.

Your courses and the program’s integrated field experience will prepare you for licensure (LCAT) in New York State and to sit for the Art Therapy Credentials Board Examination (ATCBE). You’ll receive a well-rounded and interprofessional education with new and refined courses in the areas of ethics, diversity, aging and development, and career counseling.


The Hofstra University Creative Arts Therapy Counseling program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE), 9355 113th St N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350;

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About the Master's Program

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Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
Program Director and Associate Professor
Phone: (516) 463-5755


Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
Associate Professor
Phone: (516) 463-5300

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Vivien H. Abrams, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC
  • Joan Alpers, MSP, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS
  • Jennifer Anderson, LCAT, ATR-BC
  • Mitra Dejkameh, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
  • Nick Farr, MS, MT-BC-LCAT
  • Morgan Gaydos, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
  • Michelle A. Hololob, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
  • Elyse A. Miller, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, BCPC, CLL, Director of Internship, Practicum and Assessment, Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions
  • Dorit Netzer, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
  • Sherry Reiter, PhD
  • Sheryl Stern, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LMFT
  • Lisa Wisel, ADTR