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What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is considered a treatment modality within Psychotherapy or talk therapy. It incorporates the use of imagery, colours, and shapes during your therapy session to enable self-exploration. Art therapy, facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist, effectively allows you to express difficult emotions, treat psychological disorders, and enhance your mental health.

Things to consider before starting art therapy:

  • You don’t have to be artistic or possess a special creative talent

  • Art Therapy is not like an art class; you won’t learn a technique or skill. The focus of the session is on your experience and feelings

  • Art Therapy at BeWell  is facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist

Meet your Art Therapist

Ashley Kwan Square

Ashley Kwan

Certified Art Therapist and Registered
Psychotherapist (Qualifying).

What can Art Therapy help you with?


Self-esteem issues

Adjustment difficulties

Behavioral issues such as ADHD



Grief and loss



No. Art Therapy is about self-expression and exploration. Your certified Art Therapist will guide you through the creative process of this insightful therapy method. It is all about the Psychological process rather than the finished product.

Your therapist will gauge your interests and explain the benefits of different types of art therapy best suited for your situation. The sessions could include working with different materials and techniques such as water paint, color pencils, and 3D art.

For in-person appointments, materials will be provided. However, for online Art Therapy sessions, you are responsible for bringing the material to class.

Please be aware that we require at least a 48 hours of advanced notice for all cancellation or rescheduling.

Missed appointments or short notice cancellations are subject to a partial or full fee.

We are happy to bill directly to your insurance provider if they allow it. We require a valid credit card on file to enroll in our direct billing program. Your first appointment is not eligible for direct billing and will need to be paid by a credit card.