Helen B. Landgarten

The mission of the Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic is to serve the community by offering clinical art therapy interventions to underserved children and families who have experienced trauma or are facing serious obstacles in life. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the clinic has been able to do just that.


"We are not building a building, we are building a community of art therapists" is how Helen B. Landgarten described the clinic named in her honor at its inauguration. Landgarten is a pioneer art therapist and founder of the Graduate Department of Marital and Family Therapy at LMU. The clinic also serves the educational needs of the department's graduate students by providing opportunities to participate in and observe art therapy services in non-clinical settings in the community.

HBL Art Therapy Clinic Response to COVID-19

A child does an art therapy exercise on a computer

The Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic is responding to client’s needs online through Art Therapy Online. We invite you to notify us as to how to best support your community at this time.

Art Therapy Online aims to provide those in need with brief creative support in the form of therapeutic art making facilitated by supervised Art Therapy/Marriage and Family Therapy Trainees. This support will be at no cost to participants and aims to use creative art making tasks to address the following: 

  • Identify strengths and resiliencies
  • Identify and practice positive coping skills and means for self-care
  • Address and assist in crisis management
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Identify community resources for continued care

Contact Jessica Bianchi at jessica.bianchi@lmu.edu for more information.