Our art therapists
All of our art therapist are professionally trained at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (T.A.T.I), a master equivalent degree, with over 800 hours practicum hours completed to start.
We take your mental health needs very seriously, and that starts with us taking care of our mental health with a group monthly group art therapy ourselves, to practice self-care.
Lacey Ford, B.A. Hons, D.T.A.T.I
Lacey specializes working with older adults and survivors of sexual violence, but also has experience in providing art therapy to a variety of populations including: individuals with developmental delays, high school and university students, LGBTQ2S street involved youth, and women dealing with mental health and addiction issues.
Lacey follows a client centered approach in her practice as an art therapist. This means that the client takes on an active role in their treatment including developing treatment goals, which they are the expert in their own life. She also takes an empathetic and flexible approach when working with people, since they all have their own unique strengths and needs. Lacey also integrates mindfulness into her practice, since it pairs very well with art therapy and can be beneficial to anyone regardless of what issues they may be facing.
Pearl Lee, B.A.Hons, D.T.a.T.I
Pearl's therapeutic practice is grounded in a combination of client-centered therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness. Pearl strongly believes that people are not defined by their problems and everyone has the capacity to achieve their full potential.
In her practice, Pearl focuses on facilitating a space of compassion and to build a partnership with her clients. Throughout this process, she can help individuals connect to their true self; build self-resiliency; identify their life narrative; help them explore their narrative's impact; acceptance and re authoring their narrative to re-align with their true self.
Pearl specialises in youth, individual experienced with abuse/assault, anxiety, grief/loss and life transitions.