Sonya V. Thursby

DTATI. RP

Certified OAMHP Member

Languages Spoken

English

Accepting New Patients

About

As a professional art therapist and RP (CRPO) I use an empathetic, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach to support you on your journey of exploration and healing. Together, we will discover and affirm your inner wisdom while exploring and addressing life challenges: trauma (violence, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, and accidents); life transitions (interpersonal relationships, employment, divorce, separation, loss); depression; anxiety; parenting; immigration and settlement (newcomers); addictions; and eating disorders., Art therapy combines the creative process with psychotherapy to enable self-exploration and understanding. No art skills or talents are required! We use imagery, materials, colour, and shapes to express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to articulate. Art products are never judged. Art-based psychotherapy sessions provide opportunities to: 1) safely express difficult feelings; 2) explore and resolve conflicts; 3) reduce stress and anxiety; 4) experiment with decision-making (materials, scale, colours, and shapes); 6) identify strengths; 7) discover inner wisdom; 8) develop self-awareness; and 9) experience empowerment and healing.

Services Available

Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Eating Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Self Confidence, Sexual Abuse, Stress

Modality/Therapeutic Approach

Art Therapy, Client-centred Psychotherapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Location

Toronto, Ontario M6C 3Y4

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