Art Therapy is a type of therapy that uses creativity to help improve and enhance your mental and emotional well-being.
There are benefits from art therapy that include:
It can be uncomfortable when we can't focus, or be in the present and we think that nobody understands because we can't talk about it.
Art therapy can help you express those feelings using various mediums including paint, markers, pencil crayons, crayons, and clay.
We can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic events and sometimes feel hopeless that it won't get better. With a little understanding what your brain is going through and incorporating some art projects, there is good news! These symptoms can be overcome with a little work and an open mind to the process of art therapy.
I hear this alot. It's ok ! You don't need to be an artist to do art therapy! That's the really good news ! The best part is that nobody is judging your art work or your artistic talent.
It's a safe environment for you to explore your creativity and develop some coping skills to help with your overactive brain.
Just book an appointment through the link for your first session at
northsuperioratservices.janeapp.com (see below)
I will see you in the office at 106 North Street in Thunder Bay, or you can book an on-line session as well.
For the on-line sessions, you will need to have art supplies on hand or easy access to the materials. Markers, paper or paint is a good start.
You may even have fun doing it!
Being creative, we will find a way to make it work!
We will talk about your goals for art therapy. It can be building your self-esteem, find some better coping skills, or learn ways to be mindful. Starting with a simple art project or directive to get you started and go from there. The sessions are 60 minute sessions, and usually 12 sessions held weekly.
Some art projects include gratitute scrolls, scuplting your inner critic, "I can pause and" poster, affirmation cards, the broken bowl
and many other projects.
The focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of your inner strengths and your inner critic. Working with clay and other art materials, we will address your inner critic and give you some coping skills to help you navigate your symptoms. I find that people who experience depression and anxiety have a strong inner critic. Using art therapy projects or directives, and learning to recognize the critic, and give you skills to challenge the harsh critic, people feel better and have higher self-esteem, and self-worth.
There is no pressure to continue with art therapy if you feel it is not right for you. That's okay! I promise to be there for you every step of your journey and my goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I will help you by supplying other names of therapists for you! You reached out for help which is to be celebrated! So, I will help you moving forward.
Yes, I made up the word ! We know that life’s pressures seem to be increasing without places to vent or transform the stressors of life.
We become more knowledgeable, more vigilant and become our own advocates in every aspect of our lives, which includes our mental health.
Sometimes we simply feel we cannot keep up the pace or able to cope with the fast pace of life. Right now, it's especially hard.
In general people are resilient and you can overcome these challenges. Sometimes we need a little help and need to find other ways to cope.
Engaging in an "artsperience" is a way to help by combining art with the experience of being grounded and present.
I know it's never easy to ask for help or to take the leap, but everything is geared to help you explore your artistic side, and allow you the freedom to express yourself without judgement in a safe environment.
Engaging in the creative process may spark a new talent for art or just having fun with art materials!
One of my favourite places to go with my favourite companion. She keeps me grounded and mindful when we walk. Art therapy has helped me to overcome symptoms of PTSD, and I believe it can help you too. I believe in what I'm doing and have a passion for helping people. So, come Draw out the real you!
You have to check your benefits, but some psychotherapy is covered under medical benefits. I am also a provider for WSIB, Green Shield and NIHB.
Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy, and I completed a graduate level diploma course in Art Therapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and a member of the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), so, yes, I am a real therapist and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).
Paint nights are a great way to relax, socialize and have fun in an evening. Art therapy adds a therapeutic element to the sessions to help with symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD, and provide an outlet for your to express yourself creatively.
106 North Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3K9, Canada
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday