Art Therapy in Montréal, QC

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Photo of Catherine Ajin Jeon, Art Therapist in Montréal, QC
Catherine Ajin Jeon
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a certified art therapist offering individual online sessions for adults of diverse identities. Working from humanistic, systemic, and attachment-based approaches, I aim to collaborate with my clients to build a safe and trusting relationship. Together, we can explore your experiences, challenges, and needs to set and work towards your mental health goals.
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Sally Virginia Cooke
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, ATR
Verified
Verified
For the last 22 years I have shared my time as a psychotherapist and art therapist between the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and private practice at the Queen Elizabeth Health Centre. In addition, since 2005 I have taught in Concordia University's Masters in Art Therapy . I offer a therapeutic place for adults, children and teenagers to work individually. I work with a focus on both current maladaptive patterns, origins of current emotions, behaviours and thoughts, and a strong emphasis on one's sense of self, while always finding the strengths and resilience that is in each person.
(438) 255-0176
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Catherine Wells
Art Therapist, BFA, MA, AATQ, CATA
Verified
Verified
Life can be very difficult - and it can be wonderful too. Art has always been something we human beings turn to in our need to discover and articulate the light and darkness of our inner world. Time spent with an art therapist can help you access your inner creativity so as to express your feelings, organize your thoughts, and deal with issues and relationships that are causing you difficulty. Art therapy can also provide the means for productive self-reflection leading to personal growth and emotional well-being. No art skills are necessary.
(438) 701-0980
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Montréal, QC H3K
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Jade Willshaw
Art Therapist, ATPQ, PT-I, MA, BFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Often at times words fail us, when we try to express difficult feelings or experiences. Art and play therapy provides alternative forms of communicating that offers rich insight into ourselves. Through these creative forms of expression we will bolster your strengths and explore your challenges. My belief is that play and creativity is within all of us, and has the ability to help us grow and heal!
(438) 800-2326
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Montréal, QC H4B
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Sheida Shamloo
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ
Verified
Verified
I believe that seeking support from another human being is a very natural thing to do. As a therapist, I believe that my humanity is an asset in supporting clients as they work through challenges, developing a deeper understanding of their lives. As a counsellor and art therapist, I focus on creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust, where I bring a compassionate, nonjudgmental approach paired with my training to help clients work through whatever challenges they are facing. I have a special passion for working with immigrants and refugees: as a newcomer to Canada, I understand the struggles that are often presented.
(450) 328-3134
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Irina Oustinova
Art Therapist, BFA, MA, AATQ
Verified
Verified
While pain is part of human experience, it needs attention when it turns into suffering. Are you going through a time of transition? Feeling confused, desperate, frustrated, or humiliated? Are you having trouble with overeating, depression or anxiety? Therapy can help to transform suffering into joy and peace: physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. Art Therapy offers a safe space to slow down and tap into inner resourcefulness, as well as a creative process that can bring different views and resolutions to difficult situations.
(438) 300-9752
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Dr. Lara Kalaf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy .
(438) 600-1622
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Montréal, QC H2Y
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Anna May Gill
Counsellor, MA, ACNN, CCPA
Verified
Verified
I offer collaborative, empowering, and non-pathologizing drama therapy to adults and children. Creative arts therapy uses movement, story, art , and metaphor to re-establish communication between mind and body and unlock self-expression. My work is embodied: I sensitise my clients to the knowledge the body holds, support them to reinstate harmony between the physical and the mental, and integrate these practices into their daily lives.
(438) 230-1069
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Montréal, QC H2V
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Dani Minuskin
Art Therapist, MA, CCC
Verified
Verified
Using art therapy , trauma-sensitive mindfulness, and nervous system regulation, I strive to help you find compassion for the parts of you that have been hurt.
Occurring at any point in the lifespan, difficult and traumatic life experiences can leave their traces on us and impact the way that we experience the world around us. Have you found that the wounded parts of you are directing too much of your life? Are you looking for better coping skills? It might be time for you to begin the work of healing and start to experience the world more peacefully.
(438) 806-9632
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Montréal, QC H2T
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Marbella Carlos
Art Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
We might use art -making, talk therapy, or a mix of both in our sessions together.
You want a safe, supportive place to work through life’s challenges with someone who genuinely cares about your progress and well-being. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, stress, body image, relationships, family pressure, and/or overwhelming life changes that can’t be avoided.
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Montréal, QC H2L
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Emilie Hamel
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ , CCPA , CATA
Verified
Verified
I have been working with youth for over 10 years and have a comprehensive knowledge of difficulties that can affect children and teens. I also have expertise supporting adults in their parenting, relationships, life transitions and mental health issues. My work with individuals aim to support and improve self-expression and empowerment. With a client-centered practice, I apply techniques from different approaches such as gestalt-therapy, psychodynamic approach, cognitive-behavioral-therapy and systematic therapy. I offer art therapy sessions in English or in French.
(438) 230-1062
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Montréal, QC H3A
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Samantha Petrella
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ, CCC
Verified
Verified
We all have the need to feel seen and heard. I believe art therapy can help with this by allowing you a safe space to discover and express your needs, your patterns and your sense of self. We can tackle a range of issues such as stress, worry, grief and interpersonal issues (amongst others) using art as tool for self-expression and regulation. No art experience or talent is necessary to benefit from art therapy .
(438) 793-3884
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Montréal, QC H2M
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Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Maryam Gerami
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Verified
Is your teen or tween struggling? Feeling anxious about COVID-19, friendships or how to fit in? Maybe your child is withdraw or acting out? Our art therapist, Maryam Gerami, gives kids a voice through art , when words alone are not enough. Art therapy is particularly well-suited to young people as it is a non-threatening way to communicate and work through difficult issues. Maryam also has 15 years' experience as a mental health counsellor, working with kids, teens, adults and families on issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues and autism spectrum disorder.
(438) 806-2310
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Montréal, QC H2J
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Lindsay Clarke
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, RCAT
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling disoriented in your life or in yourself, emotionally overwhelmed, or struggling, I offer personalized support through a creative therapeutic process at my studio in the Plateau, or in online sessions. Through a blend of counselling and art therapy , together we can explore what's been going on for you and address your current needs. Art Therapy can provide a curious process of self expression, catharsis, discovery, and personal growth. No previous skills in art making is necessary, this therapeutic process is accessible and unique to each individual.
(438) 834-6961
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Montréal, QC H2W
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Carmen Oprea
Art Therapist, MA, MFA, ATR-BC, RCAT, ATPQ
Verified
Verified
I am an art therapist with post-graduate training in sandplay therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. My academic training includes a master in Art Therapy from Concordia University and a master in Fine Arts from Europe. Offering individual and group art therapy sessions for children and adults of all ages, I combine a person-centred orientation with extensive clinical skills in accompanying my clients when dealing with traumatic events, depression, anxiety, dysfunctional patterns, life transitions, work-related stress, and relationship difficulties.
(438) 796-3281
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Maya Shalmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
In addition to verbal psychotherapy, I have expertise in art therapy .
I specialize in working with teenagers and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship problems, loss, and the impact of childhood or current trauma. My practice is attachment based and trauma informed. If you are looking for help with personal or relationship difficulties, I provide a warm and collaborative environment in which your unique values, needs, and strengths will be honoured as we explore the areas in which you struggle. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of where you are at and of the factors holding you back from the change you desire, while we work towards goals that are meaningful to you.
(514) 475-0602
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Chloe Martin
MA, CCC, Art, Therapy
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Somatic Attachment Art Therapist.
Would you like to have a better sense of your needs and which direction you would like to take in order to find ease? Is it possible that you might be feeling overwhelmed or underwhelmed with your life? Do you find yourself fearful and unable to create a sense of ease in your body? I work primarily with individuals who are recuperating from people pleasing & codependency, perhaps who tend to intellectualize their feelings. Please note I prioritize queer and/or neurodivergant individuals but will work with whomever would like to prioritize their needs/wants/sense of self.
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Montréal, QC H2J
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Ariane Lavery
Art Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dramatherapy is a branch of creative arts therapy. Perhaps you have already experienced talk-based therapies. Maybe telling your story in words wasn't enough. Dramatherapy is an active, experiential form of therapy where the goal is to express emotions and improve mental well-being. Together, we will collaborate to find creative ways to help you get closer to your needs. We may use art , verbal therapy, or a combination of both. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
(438) 795-1564
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Montréal, QC H2R
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Jennifer Wiley-Vallerand Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ
Verified
Verified
The amazing thing about art therapy is how uniquely people use creative processes to support healing.
Feeling the stress of life can be an overwhelming experience. Jennifer will assist you in your journey to creatively explore your movement towards mental health wellbeing. Trauma focused art therapy can be particularly effective for the client who feels stuck or who cannot talk about their difficulties. We will work together to develop a deeper understanding of yourself through creative exploration of your experiences.  I am particularly interested in supporting a systematic exploration of the clients sensory experiences, to encourage an understanding of their physical and emotional balance.
(438) 600-6606
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Montréal, QC H3Z
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Deniz Naji
Art Therapist, ATPQ
Verified
Verified
Whether you are dealing with past trauma or current triggers that keep you from moving forward, there are always ways to process what has happened and how we can work together towards a more fulfilling future. As an art therapist with a trauma-informed lens, I incorporate counselling, somatic awareness, movement and play into my work, to enhance resiliency and promote healing. Issues I have worked on include intimate partner violence, self-harm, sexual abuse, and refugee, immigration and acculturation issues as well as intergenerational trauma.
(438) 255-1976
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Montréal, QC H2J
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Art Therapy Counsellors

How does art therapy work?

The process of making art allows people to express themselves. Art-making can take many forms, such as painting, collage, or sculpting. The therapist asks questions that the work elicits, such as how the person felt while creating their piece, or if any memories surfaced that they can discuss. The therapist will then work with the patient to process their experience, understand themselves better, and work toward change.

Does art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy can be a valuable treatment option for those suffering from trauma. Traumatic experiences such as combat, rape, or childhood abuse can be so painful that articulating them can be too scary or painful; creating art allows people to express themselves without words, and tell their story in a different way. The physical nature of creating art can also help people feel rooted in the body, which may benefit those who feel disconnected from their body in the aftermath of trauma.

How long does art therapy last?

The duration of art therapy varies, but a common length for treatment is 10 to 15 weekly sessions. Some people may see improvement in just a few weeks, while others may choose to remain in therapy longer term. Patients should periodically discuss their goals with their therapist to make sure the two are aligned on process and progress.

What are the limitations of art therapy?

Art therapy is helpful for many people, but a limitation is that it doesn’t have as robust an evidence base as other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy. The evidence on art therapy is mixed; some research demonstrates its benefits, while other research suggests that it has little impact on patients.