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.