Art Therapy

 

Art Therapy-Individual & Small Group

Art Therapy uses the creative process to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem and provide support for youth ages 8-17yrs.


Our 3 week art therapy groups are a fun group for youth ages 10-13yrs  that allows an opportunity for youth to discuss difficult issues they face today in a supportive small group. Each session includes snacks, art work, art supplies and fun exercises to improve self esteem and emotional and mental well being. Our youth also have the opportunity to create art work for those who may feel forgotten.


Fees:

$130.00 plus gst for 1hr individual art therapy sessions. Art supplies included 

$225.00 plus gst for 3 week series. Includes art supplies. 


We accept cash, debit, e-transfer and credit cards 

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Music Therapy

 

Music Therapy-Individual & Group

Music Therapy is the use of music within the context of a therapeutic relationship, to support and achieve therapeutic goals. Music is verbal and non-verbal, and has creative, physical, cognitive, and emotional qualities. In a session these musical characteristics are used to facilitate receptive and expressive experiences, contributing to growth and personal development.


Rationale for music therapy

1. Facilitates expression in non-verbal persons as well as persons with other communication deficits

2. Provides motivational opportunities for learning in all domains of functioning 

3. Creates opportunities for positive social interactions and experiences 


Goals of Music Therapy 

1. To increase self-esteem 

2. To improve social skills and interactions 

3. To increase socialization 

4. To provide an environment, and experiences that foster self-expression and creativity 

5. To increase communication skills 

6. To expand awareness of self, others, and environment 


Music Therapy and Music Education 

Similarities:

Use music to meet goals 

Use of various instruments and techniques 

Specific goals for each student and/or group 

Create welcoming and enjoyable experience through music 

Differences:

Music Therapy focuses on non-musical goals 

Music Therapy creates generalizations outside of music 

Focus on building a flexible therapeutic relationship rather than focus on global curricular outcomes 

Possible Session Settings 

Reminiscence Groups Community Groups (inclusive - caregiver and staff participation welcome) 

Adapted Lessons Individual Sessions 

Small Group Sessions Communication Groups ROM Small Group 


Adapted Voice Lessons


Adapted voice lessons are tailored to the needs of those who may not thrive in a typical music lesson setting. During the adapted lessons, students are encouraged to challenge themselves, and are supported to work on their goals as laid out prior to lessons commencing. 

Adapted voice lessons can be used to work on a variety of areas including breath support, pronunciation, and positive self-image. Several populations that may see benefit from adapted voice lessons include individuals with cognitive differences, stroke survivors, and individuals that have difficulty communicating due to motor or cognitive deficits. 


Fees: 

1 hr sessions $130 plus gst


We accept cash, debit, e-transfer and credit cards