Dan Anthon, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC (he/him) is an artist, art therapist and clinical counselor who worked in the field for nearly 32 years. He developed a private practice that represented his core belief in the healing power of art making. He taught in the Graduate Art Therapy Department, at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and consulted at various agencies including: Better Existence with HIV, Center on Halsted, Test Positive Aware Network, Haymarket Center, Quetzal Rape Crisis Center, Safe Passage (Domestic Violence) and currently, with Back to the Beat. Dan has curated many art exhibitions of his own and his clients and facilitated useful community interactions that expanded conversations related to mental illness, substance use disorders, trauma, HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. The Magic Carpet Ride:Art Therapy in the Real World is a book he is soon to submit for publication depicting art therapy from the art of the art therapist.