WHAT IS ART THERAPY ?
Art therapy is a sensory-based mental health profession integrating art making and counselling in a safe environment to promote, maintain, and improve mental and emotional health, as well as body-mind connection. Art therapy is a gentle, practical, and safe outlet to begin working on an issue if the problem seems insurmountable, overwhelming, or plainly, when words are just not enough.
The complexities of life can be worked through and organized via the process and art exercises that marry the senses, movement, and neurobiology.
WHO I WORK WITH
Children (5+), youth, and seniors.
AREA OF WORK
Autism Spectrum disorder (recognized service provider for MCFD-AFU for ages 6+)
Experiences of Trauma/abuse
Grief and Loss
Physical and developmental disabilities
BENEFITS OF ART THERAPY
Develop and practice interpersonal skills
Develop self awareness
Facilitate relaxation of the nervous system
Facilitates positive coping skills
Improved Self regulation
Improves executive functioning
Improves fine motor
Increase one-on-one connection, reduce loneliness
Promotes a sense of achievement
Social emotional Support