August 2020

Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)

2020-08-16T13:34:03-04:00

  Art helps people communicate ideas and creating art with people allows a glimpse of their inner world. Art therapy can be very beneficial for people with Autism for creating art helps them relate to objects and practice communicating in a way that challenges them but is not overwhelming. For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [...]

Art Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)2020-08-16T13:34:03-04:00

July 2020

Who Uses Art Therapy?

2020-07-22T14:05:42-04:00

Art Therapy is a modality, where disciplines of art and psychology are combined to help individuals overcome emotional and psychological challenges to improve their well-being and daily functionality. Art Therapy uses the creative process, pieces of the created art, and exploring deeper thoughts and emotions to develop self-awareness, cope with difficult emotions, and address unresolved [...]

Who Uses Art Therapy?2020-07-22T14:05:42-04:00

April 2020

What does childhood anxiety predict?

2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed, [...]

What does childhood anxiety predict?2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

March 2020

Strengthening Emotional Ties with Parent-Child Art Therapy

2022-07-18T11:22:58-04:00

One of the main goals of individual art therapy sessions for children is to improve the family dynamics and to work with parents in a systemic way to eventually help the client (child) to overcome emotional and/or behavioral distress. Art therapists acknowledge the importance of working with parents even though they may spend more time [...]

Strengthening Emotional Ties with Parent-Child Art Therapy2022-07-18T11:22:58-04:00

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children

2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

  Problem-solving skills are one of the most important life skills that children need to develop. The use of these skills is evident in children’s play, math and science performance, social interactions, etc. Certain characteristics will interfere with the development of these necessary skill. Among them are lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, shyness and inhibition, anxiety, [...]

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

March 2019

Recognizing Red Flags in Adolescents

2019-03-25T21:36:08-04:00

    As we all know, puberty is a very stressful time. It’s a time of change in multiple facets of adolescent lives: physiological, physical, psychological and social as well. It takes some time to get used to all the turmoil. Some of the most shocking physical changes are the growth spurts, new growth of [...]

Recognizing Red Flags in Adolescents2019-03-25T21:36:08-04:00

May 2013

Depression: Does it only affect adults?

2017-07-10T15:56:41-04:00

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 3.2 million Canadian youth between the ages of 12-19 are at the risk of developing Depression. Shocking? Right. Children and adolescents can develop depression if they are/ have experiencing/ experienced: Huge pressure from school, society, or family Stressful transitions, such as changing school, neighbourhood, city, or country A [...]

Depression: Does it only affect adults?2017-07-10T15:56:41-04:00

March 2013

Who can benefit from art therapy?

2022-05-24T08:04:25-04:00

Children, adolescents, families, parents, adults, and seniors can benefit from this modality of therapy individually or as part of a group. Art therapy could be used to treat the following: anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other addictions, family and relationship issues, anger and aggressive behaviour, domestic violence, social and emotional difficulties related to disability and [...]

Who can benefit from art therapy?2022-05-24T08:04:25-04:00
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