Art of Therapy offers on-site art therapy programs promoting mental health and wellness to benefit Kingston Ontario's senior facilities, community associations and private focus groups.

Art Therapy is an established mental health profession using the creative process to improve and enhance wellbeing for people of all ages.

Enriching groups facilitate each participants self expression, social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Therapeutic counselling techniques support senior's quality of life while aligning with current health care plans, goals and recreational activities.

No art experience is needed. All participants explore techniques through a variety of fun exercises at their own pace.

Focus therapy to accommodate varying health needs and abilities
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Our Mission

We make a difference in the community by providing enriching therapeutic art activities. We are dedicated to provide optimum services to meet your needs.

Work as a team to offer rewarding experiences that increase the value of the recreational services and positive living atmosphere.

Catherine Galbraith, B.A., Dip. A.T., owner and head art therapist has been working directly with the elderly while servicing long-term care and retirement facilities for over a decade. Certified as an art therapist and affiliated with the Ontario Art Therapy Association and the Canadian Art Therapy Association, Galbraith develops and delivers effective programs that families, staff and group members enjoy while meeting their diverse needs.

Education Training

  • Art Therapy Diploma from University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Grief, Trauma and Loss Training, TLC Level 1
  • Clinical Skills in Mental Health Settings
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Benefits to Art Therapy Services

  • Affiliate with professional services that connect common goals and complement recreational activities on-site
  • Personalize programs ensure needs of facility and group members are being met at all times
  • Ongoing reports track progress of group
  • High ethical standards ensures confidentiality

Art Therapy has been known to:

  • Increase cognitive health, memory, mobility, self-esteem, and social skills
  • Lift moral and produce new energy
  • Enhance creativity and sense of wellness
  • Decrease isolation, depression, neurosis & memory loss
  • Resolve emotional conflict
  • Restore faith and hope
  • Provide a non-verbal means of communication for those whose language skills are compromised (ex. Alzheimer's disease, dementia and stoke recovery)
  • Reconnect family and friends to the participant
  • Increase positive relationships
  • Positively change behaviour and improve coping skills

Therapeutic Art Groups allow members to:

  • Not rely on language or verbal skills
  • Increase social acceptance and connection
  • Talk about similar health issues in sessions and be involved in a positive social group
  • Express emotions with support while responding to difficult issues (ex. grief, trauma, pain, loss, isolation, depression)
  • Increase creativity, productivity and sense of pride with support and safety
  • Have fun, socialize and explore individual and group art projects
  • Experiment with art materials (ex. oil pastel, pencil, ink, paint)