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

February 2019

Co-Parenting: the problem of many generations!

2019-02-06T21:14:02-05:00

In the past, marriage and starting a family were some goals that people strived towards because of societal expectations. Today, there has been a large shift away from marriage to common-law relationships and divorce rates have increased. With divorce, parents now need to learn a skill that they didn’t think they would have to: co-parenting. [...]

Co-Parenting: the problem of many generations!2019-02-06T21:14:02-05:00

January 2018

Does my child need therapy?

2022-05-01T12:51:11-04:00

  Let’s reflect on your past year: How many phone calls did you have from your son’s school? How many behavioral notes were written in your daughter’s agenda? How many parent-teacher meetings did not go your ideal way? For most parents, it is difficult to admit that their child may need therapy for their behavioral [...]

Does my child need therapy?2022-05-01T12:51:11-04:00

February 2014

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #2

2017-07-10T15:33:11-04:00

Adolescents’ reaction to the news of divorce could be anywhere within the spectrum of intense anger, sadness, and depression to no reaction at all. Adolescents who express their feelings accuse their parents of “ruining their life”, “ being selfish” and “ inconsiderate”. They may also act up as being the “victims of their parents’ decision”. [...]

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #22017-07-10T15:33:11-04:00

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
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