With a Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, I am a professionally-trained and qualified art therapist. I am here to guide you into this creative process in a non-judgmental space.

My focus is on helping you find healthy ways to process your current versus childhood experiences. Using mindfulness principles and attachment theory in therapeutic practice, I facilitate your spontaneous art expressions.

I have a private art therapy practice in mid-Toronto (Avenue Rd. and St. Clair) where I work with people of all ages. I also conduct workshops for medical and social facilities, women’s groups, high schools and corporations.

Beyond customized programs, there are dynamic and results-oriented workshops posted at www.artfulselfdiscovery.com as they are scheduled. Working in groups provides a forum for learning and reflection that is enhanced by each others’ energy. I enjoy that energy, meeting new people, and facilitating the excitement of self discovery.

I am also available to speak about art therapy, or the power of personal art images to groups. I can arrange a “lunch and learn” type forum, or speak using a power-point presentation depending on what you think would work best. I am very interested in opening community conversations about the benefits of art therapy.

As a member of Canada’s art therapy and psychotherapy associations I am guided by a Code of Ethics and by Standards of Professional Practice. I am a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Ontario Art Therapy Association.

Debbie Anderson