Janice LeBlanc

Registered Psychotherapist (RP)
Registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT)
Certified Trauma Practitioner - Clinical (CTP-C)
Virtual Therapy Available
The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man's most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words.
(Naumberg 1958: 511)

Art therapy can help people visually express emotions and fears that they cannot express through conventional means, and can give them some sense of control and empowerment over these feelings.

Painful emotions and traumas are stored in the brain in the form of images. Therefore, it is easier to express these feelings through art, especially when it seems that the language to express them is not present.