Art Therapy

Art Therapy at our clinic is a form of treatment offered by professionals holding the dual titles of Art Therapist, as well as psychologist (or doctorante, a PhD candidate having completed their required clinical hours) or psychotherapist. Art psychotherapists combine art and psychology to offer a unique therapeutic approach. This form of therapy uses visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage) in conjunction with speaking and discussion to facilitate a different method of expression and to allow clients to work towards their therapeutic goals by creative means.

The use of artistic expression in the therapeutic context offers many benefits, such as the calming effect brought about through the interaction with the artistic materials, the inclusion of multiple facets of the client’s personality in the therapeutic process, as well as the cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects. This form of therapy can aid in the discovery of concrete tools and help provide a better understanding and insight into one’s own thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
There are many ways of practicing Art Psychotherapy. At our clinic, the Art Psychotherapists integrate Cognitive Behavioural principles as well as mindfulness into their Art Psychotherapy practice, allowing them to treat the same range of issues as with more traditional, non-art-based forms of therapy.

This service is available online or in person, and no previous artistic experience is required. The process for starting therapy and the fees are the same as those for traditional, non-art-based CBT.


Cognitive-Behavioral Art Therapy: From Behaviorism to the Third Wave, Marcia Rosal, 2018
Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy, Lisa Hinz, 2020
DBT-informed art therapy: Mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, and the creative process, Susan Clark, 2016
Should Art be Integrated into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders?, Frances J. Griffith, 2014
Trauma and acute stress disorder: A comparison between cognitive behavioral intervention and art therapy, Sarid & Huss, 2010