Art Therapy

Art therapy is the application of the visual arts and the creative process within a therapeutic relationship, to support, maintain, and improve the psychosocial, physical, cognitive and spiritual health of individuals of all ages. It is based on current and emerging research that art-making is a health-enhancing practise that positively impacts the quality of life. Art therapists are credentialed professionals who purposively use specific art-based approaches with children, adults, groups and families to support, maintain, and improve overall health, physical, emotional and cognitive functioning, interpersonal skills, personal development, and quality of life.”     Cathy Malchiodi ~ Psychology Today

Lead by HCPC registered Art Therapists, these short term interventions are available for those experiencing short-term coping and mental well-being challenges (anxiety, stress, social isolation, depression).

The aims of these sessions are to:

  • identify and reframe negative triggers
  • diffuse the intensity of negative experiences and regulate emotions
  • generate personal insight and awareness
  • generate workable solutions and strategies
  • reduce stress and worry
  • engage participants in a meaningful and empowering intervention