IS ART THERAPY FOR ME?

It is a question that I am most often asked: who can do creative art therapy? 

My response is: anyone can.

You do not need to be creative, or artistic, or confident to do creative art therapy. We are not an art or drama class. We are not focussed on the result but rather the process. This creative arts process gives you the opportunity to explore your experiences, beliefs, fears, weaknesses, strengths as well as your past, present and future in a safe and containing environment.

 

We use the creative tools to work on finding meaning, solutions, answers, or to alleviate symptoms related to mental health and/or emotional difficulties.

If you are seeking a mental health professional but talking is difficult for you, or perhaps you have tried classical psychotherapy and it wasn't a good fit, I encourage you to try creative art therapy which is a non-verbal form of therapy. Of course we do talk but expression is primarily through the creative process. 

Below if a non exhaustive list of the patient populations, reasons for consulting and settings that I work with and within. 

If what you feel you are struggling with is not on this list, please contact me to discuss whether creative art therapy is the right fit for you. 

WHY CONSULT

WHO CONSULTS

Addiction
Anxiety
ADHD
ASD
Attachment difficulties
At-risk youth
Behavioural difficulties
Changes in family circumstances
Depression
Eating disorders
Emotional difficulties
Grief
General public
Handicaps
Neurosis
OCD
ODD
Phobias
Pregnancy / Miscarriage
Stress
Separation anxiety
Trauma
...

Children
Adolescents
Adults
The elderly
Families
Parents
Professionals
Mothers
Fathers
Carers
..

WHERE ELSE DO I WORK

Besides private practice, I am also invited to work in private and public social, medical and educational institutions.

Mental Health Clinics

Adult psychiatry 

Pediatric psychiatry 

Community Centers

Schools + After School Programs

College Counseling Centers

Programs for Persons with Disabilities

Businesses

Programs for Refugees and Immigrants

Corporations

Cultural institutions (museums, theatres, art galleries, music halls...)

Universities

Training Organizations