Art Therapy

Location:

Art Therapy is available to all Children’s Hospital medical and mental health patients by internal Clinician referrals.

Contact:

519-685-8500 
Extension 52877

Contents

ART THERAPY AT CHILDREN’S

  • Unique psychotherapy approach utilizing art

  •  Provides a safe environment for emotional expression and therapeutic rapport

  • Integrates Evidence Based psychological practices

  •  Accessible to all children and youth

  • Honours Family Centered care, supporting all family members including siblings

  • Individualized interventions

BENEFITS OF ART THERAPY  

  • Identify stressors

  • Safe outlet for expression 

  • Develop coping strategies

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Enhance communication

  • Build a sense of competence and control

  • Promote self-advocacy

  • Peer support, reduce social isolation

MORE ABOUT THE ART THERAPY PROGRAM

  • Available to all medical and mental health specialty clinics

  • Individual therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Open Art Studio experiences 

  • Support at the bedside

  • Short and long term involvement

  • Enhance clinical understanding of patient perspective to medical/mental health teams

Links and Resources

Ontario Art Therapy Association is the professional association for art therapists in Ontario.

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario