Action is the antidote to despair - Joan Baez
with Hailey Tallman, Art Therapist
"Action is the antidote to despair"
- Joan Baez
The path to healing begins with a single step. You are more than a consumer on this planet - you are here to create and contribute something that is uniquely yours. The world is hungry for your voice. Let me help you find it. Just looking at this website speaks to your curiosity. All you need is enough courage to take the next step - a world of creation, healing, and resilience lies within you.
"Art is a wound turned into light."
Who Can Do Art Therapy?
Art therapy is for anyone who is open to exploring their thoughts, emotions, difficulties and inner world through creative expression. You do not have to consider yourself an artist or have any previous experience. While the final art piece can be and often is discussed between the therapist and the client, the process and experience of creating is equally important.
Why Do It?
Express your emotions safely in a contained way
Gain self-understanding and self-love
Receive unconditional support from an art therapist
Solve problems and overcome obstacles in life
Rediscover your creative calling
Overcome self-doubt and quiet your inner critic
Art works well with tweens/teens as they are naturally creative and drawn to art-making. Through therapeutic art techniques, teens and tweens can find the space to express their inner worlds through images, which some find much easier to do than through words.
Through creating together as a family you can see how you each take on roles and tend to interact. You can hear and see each other in new ways and gain new appreciation for each other. You can also gain insight into familial patterns and how you can work together to change them.
- Masters of Creative Arts Therapies: Art Therapy Specialisation - Concordia University
- Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association
My life path has lead me on a journey around the world, from being a teacher, to becoming an art therapist.
I have had the privilege of doing art therapy with holocaust survivors, sexual abuse survivors, refugees, adolescents, children, couples and families. In 2016 I spent a year doing art therapy with youth in an orphanage in Guatemala. In 2017 I opened my private practice in London, Ontario. I know and have witnessed firsthand the power and healing that comes from having the courage to be vulnerable and create, even when you do not know the next step. Therein lies resilience and the ability to face the world with newfound confidence. I wholeheartedly believe in the strength of my clients.