Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The process of art therapy involves talking with your therapist, and creating pieces using different mediums such as clay, paint, collage, and drawing. The act of creating art is a therapeutic and meaningful experience in itself, and art therapy opens the door to deep self-exploration and self-discovery.
During each session, our therapists in Kingston or Kemptville will guide you through questions about your art to find meaning and insight in the visuals you’ve created. This is a reflective process to help you explore difficult experiences and gain greater self-awareness, understanding, and even new skills.
Our art therapists at The Lighthouse – Le Phare Counselling and Psychotherapy have completed additional professional training, as the field of art therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy. They’re also registered with relevant associations in addition to being College regulated, and follow up-to-date standards of practice.