Art Therapy for Indigenous Youth
Anderson Therapy Services has been collaborating and working with Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Northern Canada, Ontario and Quebec.
Do you experience anxiety? Have self esteem issues? Recently experienced a loss?
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual arts as a major mode of expression. Within a confidential and creative space, the individual expresses his / her emotions artistically and verbally, allowing for a unique means of exploring one’s thoughts and feelings.
Artistic expression is used to help release emotions which are difficult to verbalize or have been suppressed over time. Art Therapists support children and adults living with:
- Self-esteem issues
- Difficulties with bullying
- Grief and bereavement
Art therapy explores a wide range of mediums such as: paint, pencil crayon, oil and chalk pastel, clay, glitter, charcoal, and collage. This allows for a client driven experience and enhances expression as every medium feels different to use. Services can be provided online or in-person.
Our therapy services for Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities can be accessed in remote areas using our online videoconferencing technology as well as on-site visits. Our unique service delivery model, in partnership with communities, has helped many First Nations children and youth receive confidential and culturally sensitive services.