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Hi! I’m Rakshanda.

I’m a therapist who is passionate about mental health and personal storytelling through comics, stories, zines and digital media.  I believe that art, creativity, and play are potent and insightful coping tools for managing life stressors and healing from trauma.  Attuning with our bodies, our imagination, and art materials allows us to feel safe and regulated. Creative engagement can help us all discover ourselves and what we need to embody new, authentic futures.

You don’t need to be an artist to create art, and art doesn’t have to be technically strong to communicate. Symbols, metaphors, colour, textures, shapes, all speak for you and with you. Like the words we choose and our tone of voice, the art we make is unique and personal to each one of us. It can be a way for us to express and untangle what we hold in our hearts and minds, without relying on the spoken word.

About Me

I’m an Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist with certifications in Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts and Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

I enjoy working with folks from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on immigrant and racialized communities. I also have over 6+ years experience working with children, youth and young adults.

Contact me to schedule a free consultation. I’d love to hear from you!

Therapy & Workshops

I offer individual and group psychotherapy and art therapy for all ages. I also customize creativity and wellness workshops and groups for organizations. Services are offered online and in-person.

I’m grateful to live on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples, whose presence here continues to this day. The land I am on is at the meeting place of two treaties, the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and those of the First Nations of the Williams Treaty.

Individual 60 min session

$100 -$120

Individual 90 min session

$150

60 min workshop

$200+

Artsy Wellness

Psychotherapy. Art Therapy. Creativity. Wellness.

Would you like more information or are interested in booking an appointment? Contact me at:

rakshanda@arttherapycomics.com

(289) 809-8032

Newmarket, Ontario