Welcome to the Ontario Art Therapy Association


What is Art Therapy ?

Art Therapy...

  • is a health service profession
  • is based on psychological theory and research
  • employs art and other creative modalities in support of the client's goals
  • endorses the idea that the process of making art is inherently therapeutic
  • takes into consideration thoughts, feelings, behaviours and spirituality within the counselling process
  • can be used to explore issues of relationships, family, loss, life transitions, abuse, and development

may include interventions to:

  • resolve emotional conflict
  • increase self-awareness and self-esteem
  • build social skills
  • change behaviour
  • increase coping skills
  • develop strategies for problem solving

  • For further information on art therapy click here   


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