Lindsay Clarke, Art Therapy & Supervision
I believe that connection and creativity enrich our lives. As an artist I'm inspired by moments in nature, found objects full of history and the potential for transformation, and meaningful relationships in my life. I also value the healing experience of being creative, expressive, and playful alongside others.
I started my own therapy practice after 10 years of working in the community providing art therapy at a women's shelter, schools, and public art hives. I've enjoyed creating and facilitating community art exhibitions to support the voices of those who have experienced surviving partner or family violence, the impacts of suicide, and living through homelessness and mental illness.
As an art therapist I support people of all ages through periods of growth and through difficult times in life with a blend of counselling and art therapy.
I'm here to listen, support, and guide you back towards your own strengths.
Art therapy incorporates all of our senses into a healing process that tends to our emotional and mental state as well as our nervous system. It can be a gentle and accessible way to address difficult experiences and feelings.
During each session, I guide and support you through experiences of artmaking that seem appropriate to themes that arise in our conversation, to your needs in the moment, and to your overall goals in therapy.
Children and youth also benefit from a creative approach to health and wellbeing. I offer children a safe space to express themselves, develop healthy coping skills, build greater self awareness, and discover fun and intuitive ways to regulate their emotions. Art therapy can help youth through anxiety, depression, traumatic events, loss, or big life changes.
I offer art therapy sessions to adults, teens, and children, in-person at my art therapy studio in the Plateau. Access to a wide range of materials are included in your session, as well as safe and confidential storage for your artwork. If you prefer to meet online I can also provide virtual sessions.
As a registered art therapist (RCAT, ATR) with years of experience supervising in clinical and community settings, I provide professional creative therapists with supervision, in-person and online.
I also offer biweekly online drop-in arts-based group supervision for thereapists across Canada and the US. Space is limited, reach out for more details.
Art Therapy Support Group: Creating Resiliency Together Beyond Histories of Sexual Violence
A support group for women to process and heal from childhood or adult experiences of sexual violence. A safe space to explore how trauma has impacted one's sense of self, the nervous system & body, and relationships.
Through peer support, group dialogue, and exploring creative process/guided art making, participants will have an opportunity to process, reflect, and discover new aspects of coping and supporting a healthy self. No pressure to disclose, with sharing at own level of comfort. No previous artmaking skills are necessary.
Feb 27- April 2, 2024. Tuesdays 1:30-3:30
Maximum of 6 participants, with registration in advance.
Fee is $360 including tax, inquire if interested in a payment plan.
Held in-person at atelier lanterne, art therapy studio in the Plateau
Reach out for more details and to register: email@example.com
Connect with a diverse gathering of art therapists practicing across Canada and the U.S. for creative and professional support and resourcing.
As a supervisor and art therapist, I am RCAT and ATR with over 10 years of experience in community, crisis work, art hives, schools, and now private practice. I hold space for a connection amongst diverse approaches and ways of working.
Groups are drop-in, so come for one or many, depending on your needs. Reach out to register in advance as space is limited, or with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org