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Cultivating Resilience


Individual art therapy sessions for adults affected by illness in the past or present, or caregivers. 


Cultivating Resilience Art Therapy for Adults Affected by Illness

These individual sessions may be the right fit for you if:

  • You have been impacted by the effects of illness personally in the past or present

  • You are a loved one or caregiver for someone with a serious illness

  • You are experiencing feelings of isolation, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress responses, nervous system dysregulation, anxiety and depression, pain, existential concerns, or changes in self image

  • You are looking for a way to release emotions, share your story, and build resilience through the creative process of art making

I believe that illness can have long-term effects on your wellbeing, even after your physical symptoms may have healed. I personally have experienced a serious illness in my childhood, and I know how significant and long lasting the effects of illnesses can be. I know that art therapy can help immensely with recovery and healing. Art therapy can help you feel more connected and less alone with your experiences and feelings, provide a safe place to express emotions, share your story, and make meaning from your experiences. Art therapy can help with the impact of post-traumatic stress responses, anxiety and depression and pain management. Through the interaction with metaphor and interpretation of the art we can explore concepts such as reclaiming self-identity after illness and attend to existential fears and grief and loss with care and gentleness.


For caregivers, art therapy can help you:

  • Reconnect with yourself

  • Explore ways you can care for yourself while caring for others

  • Cultivate connection and self-compassion for self and others

  • Find ways to work through and prevent burnout 

  • Use creativity for making meaning and finding clarity and guidance 

Contact Me

Contact me using the Contact Form below to schedule a no charge 15 minute phone consultation if you are interested in working with me on your art therapy journey. 


Initial/Intake Session: 1 Hour/ $135.00 (plus HST tax) 
Regular Scheduled Session: 1 Hour/ $135.00 (plus HST tax) 

Sliding Scale: Please contact me to ask, I have limited sliding scale spaces available at this time.
Group Therapy: Fees vary and will be a lower rate per hour than my regular hourly rate, check my Events page for more information.

Method Of Payment
Email transfer is the preferred method of payment. Client will be provided with a receipt upon payment. Full payment is due before the scheduled session. In the event that the payment is not made, payment will be required prior to scheduling the next appointment.

Cancellation & Missed Sessions
Cancellation of a scheduled session requires 24 hours notice by email. If a client is not present for their scheduled appointment, a partial amount (50%) of the session must be paid in full before rescheduling further appointments.

Insurance Coverage for Ontario Clients
Registered Psychotherapist fees are not covered by OHIP. However, the fees may be completely or partially covered by your extended medical plan or your company or workplace’s extended health benefits. If you are planning to use insurance or third-party coverage, you are required to cover the full fee, regardless of the amount reimbursed to you. Painted Key Art Therapy will provide receipts for you to submit for reimbursement.  

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