Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession, a branch of psychotherapy with its own licensing credentials, that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

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You are welcome to book a free 20 minute appointment to meet and discuss how art therapy may fit your needs.

Funding may come from Austim Funding, Crime Victim Assistance or for privately, I use a sliding scale when needed.

Address / Contact Info

Gabriola, BC
Contact name: McKnight, Liz DVATI, M.Ed, BCATR
Please call for directions. If you are coming from Vancouver Island, arrangements can be made to pick you up.

Phone Numbers

cell : (250) 713-8857

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Gabriola, Nanaimo
Cost structure: private pay
Referral criteria: Children, youth and young adults on the autism spectrum, children with communication or problems with behaviour benefit. Adults dealing with many issues, such as depression, loss, death of a loved one, living with a life altering illness. Victims of crime. People managing stress or trauma.
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients

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This program was last updated on 26 Jul 2016.