THE CREATE CLINIC Low Cost Expressive Arts Therapy
The Create Clinic provides accessible and affordable expressive arts therapy to children, youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. It serves people with a wide range of needs in the wider Toronto area. The fee is $40.00 per session. No previous therapy or artistic experience is required.
Senior level student therapists who work with clients are supervised by experienced and qualified faculty members who are in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and/or other professional Colleges.
The student therapy clinic operates from the core principles and theory of expressive arts therapy taught at The Create Institute which includes using play and imagination to support one’s life struggles. Through visual art, movement, music, theatre, poetry and story telling new possibilities emerge and clients gain awareness of how their resources allow them to overcome obstacles. Art making in relationship is at the heart of our approach to therapy.
The Create Clinic adheres to the ethics and policies outlined by the College of Registered Psychotherapists as well as The Create Institute. Clinic student therapists take seriously the interpersonal impact of power differentials and social issues such as race, class, culture, gender, and sexual difference.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment or getting more information about the clinic, please leave us a confidential message at the following address and we will get back to you promptly: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 539-9728.
Lesley Swartz, R.P., M.Ed., E.X.A.T/Gestalt Trained, Associate Director The Create Clinic, Faculty The Create Institute
Lee Shields, R.P., M.A., B.S.W., E.X.A.T.., Dipl. T.I.R.P.(Candidate), Associate Director The Create Clinic, Faculty The Create Institute