Serving individuals and communities Ontario-wide.
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that integrates art and the creative process as a way to support mental, emotional, and physical well-being for individuals, families, or communities. It may sometimes be perceived from the outside as just an art class. However, creative therapies have been demonstrated to support individuals when faced with a variety of different life challenges or experiences. We offer sessions for:
Toddlers, primary school, teens, adults, and seniors.
Care partnerships in long-term care, schools, hospices, and more.
Individual or group sessions through Zoom.
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Lead Art Therapist
Art Therapists at Miya Creative Care have completed or are in the process of completing an art therapy program that meets the Canadian Art Therapy Association's education standards, including a master's degree or equivalent education combined with clinical training.
We Offer Art Therapy in:
Senior Living Homes
Hospice & Bereavement
Social Service Centers
Our Approach to Art Therapy
Art therapy sessions are highly individualized to meet each client's specific needs. Some common art-making experiences include:
During these activities, the art therapist plays a crucial role by guiding the experience and offering observations within a relational context. Additionally, post-art-making elements often include counseling and personal reflection to further support the client's therapeutic journey.
What happens in art therapy is up to you, but supported in collaboration with the art, the therapist, and the therapeutic space. Sometimes we paint, sometimes we talk. At times we play around or learn a new skill. Other times we get messy or make incomplete art.
Benefits of Art Therapy
Art therapy benefits individuals of all ages, including those dealing with:
Grief and loss
Art therapists work with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults in a variety of settings to address each individual's goals.
You don't need any prior art experience to benefit from art therapy; it's a playful, sensory, and therapeutic process that focuses less on the end result and more on the experience itself.
More About MCC
Care partners throughout Ontario including those with long-term care, hospice and mental health organizations.
Dedicated, passionate and certified Music Therapists, Art Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists
Community members receiving services throughout Ontario from newborns, children, teens, adults and seniors.
What Our Clients Have to Say
"Provided our company with a music therapist and art therapist. We are very happy with the services!"
Bring Art Therapy to the Communities You Serve
Regardless of previous artistic experience, art-making is a powerful tool for individuals to share, honour, and embrace a meaningful experience when investing in their well-being and health. To find out more about art therapy, or begin to explore these ideas in a more formalized setting, book a free consultation to learn more about how our care partnerships programs can bring art therapy into your long-term care home, school, and more.