IS CREATIVE ART THERAPY FOR ME?
It is a question that I am most often asked: who can do creative art therapy?
My most common 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.
Changes in family circumstances
Pregnancy / Miscarriage
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
Hospital Medical Units (cancerology, palliative care, gastroenterology...)
After School Programs
Programs for Older Adults
College Counseling Centers
Programs for Persons with Disabilities
Programs for Refugees and Immigrants
Cultural institutions (museums, theatres, art galleries, music halls...)