L'équipe de l'entreprise Canevas rassemble quatre art-thérapeutes certifiées se spécialisant chacune auprès d'une clientèle. L'expertise complémentaire des membres de l'équipe structure un cadre clinique solide, un espace thérapeutique donnant une voix artistique et expressive aux minorités: les personnes ayant des problèmes de toxicomanie, les communautés culturelles, les personnes sourdes et la communauté Lesbienne, Gay, Bisexuel, Transgenre et Queer (LGBTQ). Les art-thérapeutes de Canevas nouent leurs forces pour accroître l'impact social de leur mission, celle de rendre plus accessibles et inclusifs les services d'art-thérapie.
Art therapist, B.Ps., M.A., AATQ
Every individual has within themselves, the potential to reach a state of well-being, which can be brought to light and facilitated through the creative process.
I believe that exploring one’s personal history through art making can help give meaning to past experiences, facilitate problem solving, help healing and promote personal growth. My personal practice is informed by psychodynamic and humanistic frameworks, as well as the theories inspired by the Expressive art therapies continuum. My approach focuses on creating a safe environment that encourages the exploration symbolic imagery in an authentic, non-judgmental and collaborative process. My objective is to work with adults and adolescent populations and I am particularly interested in working with men who are affected by mental health problems and addiction.
Art therapist, B.Ed., M.A., AATQ
Every challenge is an opportunity for growth. Through the act of creating, we may renew ourselves using images and symbols to facilitate communication, insight and transformation.
My goal as an art therapist is to offer a therapeutic space in which I can create an environment to support individuals in achieving emotional and psychological well-being through creativity and art. My therapeutic approach is participative and draws primarily from narrative and humanistic values, which acknowledges individuals and groups as the authors and creative forces of their experiences. I believe that every individual and community already have the tools within themselves to live rich and meaningful lives which resonate with their values and aspirations. I am committed to working with adults, the elderly population, recent immigrants to Quebec, and I am especially experienced in working with children who have mental health issues and/or developmental delays.
Art therapist, B.A., M.A., AATQ
When words seem to restrain self-expression, the creative process allows the unfolding of a whole other symbolic language.
My client-centered approach strongly encourages authentic self-expression in order to explore creative potential and reach self-actualization. My interest is to accompany clients throughout making meaning of their lived experiences, and to guide them towards a positive self-development. I offer trilingual services (French, English, and Québec Sign Language) to children and elderlies who are living through loss, difficult life transition, sensory, cognitive and motor impairments. When words are less accessible, my practice combines art-making, narratives and gesture in order to facilitate self-expression and communication in art therapy. I frame a safe space where images allow one to speak. I warmly welcome the Deaf community.
Art therapist, B.A., M.A., AATQ
I believe that the internal dialogue that occurs between participants and their art can act as a growing and healing agent.
Following my experience of working in mental health within community organizations, more specifically with caregivers and female populations, I define my approach as non-directive and client-centered. My goal is to guide participants in gaining insight and self-awareness all while improving their sense of well-being through experimenting with different materials and artistic techniques. I believe that every participant is equipped with inner resources to progress towards self-actualization. I have a particular interest in the caregiver and adult female population, as well as the LGBTQ community. My aim is to develop artistic participatory action interventions to raise social awareness of various stigmatizing issues.