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:

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Difficulties with bullying
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma

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.

We Provide Online Art Therapy

To have a glimpse into how Art Therapy works online, please enjoy this sample session. We are able to engage with the client, their art work, and provide psycho-educational components throughout. This can include videos, infographics, visual prompts, and other useful therapy tools. Feel free to reach out to one of our art therapists to learn more about how we can provide this service from the safety and comfort of your home.

What We Do

Art therapy provides a space for the safe processing of thoughts and feelings, in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Art therapists support individuals by focusing on their strengths using the following techniques: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Meditation, etc.

Art therapy is beneficial for all ages, and is used to enhance the quality of life for people living with (but not limited to): anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem issues, bullying, addictions, grief and bereavement, trauma, family conflict, illness, among others.

Are Difficulties Holding You Back?
Let us know how we can help.

The clinicians at Anderson Therapy Services will try their best to work with your schedule and offer you therapy services at your convenience. To learn more about our services, contact us at (289) 238-8598 or at info@andersontherapy.ca

Proudly serving Indigenous, First Nations and Aboriginal communities across Northern Canada, Ontario and Quebec.

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