Bani Malhotra

Art Therapist and Researcher

Bani Malhotra

About Me

I am a registered, board-certified art therapist and a researcher. I am currently a PhD Research Fellow at Drexel University’s Health, Arts, Learning and Evaluation (HALE) Lab directed by Dr. Girija Kaimal. As a clinician, I have over 8 years of experience in clinical counseling and art therapy- working with neurotypical and neurodivergent adults, children, and adolescents in medical, psychiatric, forensic, and school settings.

The impact of art engagement and art making on health and wellness is an emerging and evolving research endeavor. My research focuses on the use of art therapy and arts-based interventions to conduct interdisciplinary research that supports mental health and health behavior change. I conduct theory driven research studies, applying ideas from psychology and art therapy for developing, implementing, and evaluating arts interventions for health-related outcomes.

I am enthusiastic about the role of technology in arts and wellness, and I am available for consultation on projects relating to multidisciplinary programming and academia-industry collaborations. I am also happy to share inputs on writing projects especially the ones based on research and art therapy practice in my areas of expertise.