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.

Please go to to learn about my philosophy.

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, BCGabriola 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

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Service Details

Regional Centres ServedGabriola, Nanaimo
Cost structureprivate pay
Referral protocolself, health professional, school personnel, Ministry of Children & Family Development
Referral criteriaChildren, 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.
Age ranges servedchild 0-12, youth 13-19, adult 20+, senior 55+, senior 65+
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients

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This program was last updated on: 26 Jul 2016.